It's very simple: Romney embodies the complete abdication by the Republican Party of its responsibility to provide any semblance of counterbalance to the Democrats. He could easily run as a Democrat. There are plenty of Democrats who have become multi-millionaires and even billionaires founding and/or running successful businesses. That doesn't make him a Republican. What does? Will the Republican "base" ever get tired of being taken for granted so completely? It's gotta feel pretty insulting.