Mitt Romney is not a product of personal vanity.
Mitt Romney is a well educated, fully indoctrinated, fully committed, Fabian Socialist.
Mitt Romney is a pretty simpleminded Ned Flanders sort who is too stupid to see that he is being using by the Bitter Never Trumpers like Kristol and Schmidt
The whole Perrier Deleto fiasco is an example of Romney’s fundamental simplemindedness. He a puppet who dances to what ever tune the current puppet master is playing. Any time he doesn’t have a minder he walks face 1st into a pile of poop
Mitt’s dad George Romney was the choice of the Nelson Rockefeller/Bill Scranton GOP liberal wing in the 1968 presidential primary.
And Mitt’s acorn didn’t fall far from that George Romney tree.
The sappy moralism that goes along with Mormonism fools people into imagining that they must be political conservatives when they’re not.