Romney tries to think why Kerry has changed positions so often, why he finds it so difficult to come down on one side of an issue. Then he goes on to describe what voters today are wondering about Romney himself.
How can he take a position which tries to satisfy both sides?
I think the problem for those who look at him and wonder how he can be so vacillating, it stems from the fact that he is very conflicted, that he is drawn in two different directions.
If he is with an audience he gets where he wants to identify with and wants to satisfy that audience, he gets where he will say what he thinks they want to hear.
In his own party he has a problem.
He's trying to be on both sides. He ends up not sounding like he can take a position one way or another.
He sounds like a person incapable of coming down firmly on one side of a key issue.
Voters in 2004 ended up voting against a conflicted candidate and voted for a resolute George W. Bush. Romney of 2004 makes the case that if Romney of 2012 were to be the nominee, he would be another conflicted candidate.