The humiliation continues. Peter Beinart offers the counterintuitive take here: it's Romney's shape-shifting that will require him to be more "conservative" in office. I'm with Peter. In office, Romney would be terrified of offending the far right. He would double down on no revenue increases, appoint Christianists to the Court, and think of GHW Bush as a cautionary tale. His very reputation for convenience will require more ideological rigidity in office. He would have none of Reagan's or Nixon's ability to violate core conservative ideas.