I've always taken it as a given that the 'real' Mitt Romney isn't so much a political moderate as not particularly engaged on issues besides management and right-leaning economics. In other words, he's a center-right technocrat. So the moves to the center we're about to see are comparatively easy for him since these just aren't issues which are core to who he is one way or another. Still it will be fascinating to watch the repositioning. And E.J. Dionne has found a great example
Tucked away in a Fred Barnes piece
in the Wall Street Journal
, he finds this quotes: "According to a Romney adviser, his private view of immigration isn't as anti-immigrant as he often sounded."