Well, I think the biggest misconception would be that I'm a guy that comes from Massachusetts and therefore I can't be conservative.Gee, where might they have gotten that idea? Perhaps this from his 2002 gubernatorial campaign in Massachusetts:
I think the old standby definitions of who votes for which party have been blown away in this campaign. I think people recognize that I'm not a partisan Republican, that I'm someone who is moderate, and that my views are progressive.And there's always this from 1994:
I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.But now:
I think the biggest misconception would be that I'm a guy that comes from Massachusetts and therefore I can't be conservative.So how does he explain what he said in 2002?
Well, that was ten years ago, and I'm more conservative than I was ten years ago.Except he also says:
I was a severely conservative governor. I fought against long odds in a deep blue state. I understand the battles that we, as conservatives, must fight because I have been on the front lines.So he's even more conservative now then he was then ... even though he was a severely conservative governor? Does that mean he's now even more conservative than he was when he was severely conservative? (Forget about the fact that he also had "progressive views" and was a "moderate.")
What I think all this shows is that the biggest misconception about Mitt Romney is that you can believe anything he says.