Many attendees at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference in D.C., reportedly just gave Mitt Romney a warm welcome. Many in attendance were very young activists (under 30's, and college students) lacking life wisdom. But the wiser voices there didn't fall for his seductive act. Phyllis Schlafly has rejected Romney, and others also recognize he is not a true conservative. See "A Mood of Gloom at CPAC" (Jonathan Martin, The Politico, 3-3-07):
"And the leading GOP contenders to succeed Bush? “They’re all equally unacceptable,” Schlafly said.
... “I’m disenchanted, I’m disenfranchised, I’m just dissed,” quipped David Bossie, the president of Citizens United and a tireless congressional investigator in the Clinton era. “It’s a struggle,” said conservative activist and public relations specialist Mike Thompson. “Conservatives want to win, but they aren’t really sure the guys at the top of the field are conservative.” ...
Mitt Romney is a man who truly deserves the description "empty suit." As far as I can tell, he has no firm convictions and a record of swinging with the swing voters. The best description of Romney is from a writer at The Politico [leftist Terry Michael]: "Mitt Romney is Bill Clinton with his pants up." He wants to be all things to all people.
The worst example is his position on abortion. In the past, he has swung from being anti-abortion (to appeal to Mormons back in Utah), to being pro-abortion (to appeal to voters in Massachusetts), and back to being anti-abortion again now that he's seeking the Republican nomination.