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Multiple-choice Mitt Romney: Conservative or political opportunist?

“Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.” –Thomas Paine

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is a formidable candidate.

He is poised, polished, and presentable. He boasts experience in the private and the public sector. He looks presidential and has the family and attitude to support the image. More importantly, he is determined to win the Republican nomination and become the next President of the United States.

If the party establishment had its way today, Mitt Romney would be the Republican Party nominee. The establishment’s choice—who unsuccessfully ran in the 2008 election cycle—feels entitled to the nomination this time around.

Much to Romney’s dismay, Tea Party activists and similar conservative voters will not select him to challenge President Obama in 2012.

Conservatives should look at Romney with hard skepticism and question his record. Although he claims to be conservative, his track record shows otherwise.

The question demands an answer: Is Romney a conservative of conscience, or a conservative of convenience?

Below are some of Romney’s notable flip-flops and policy positions.

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