Mitt Romney has already ceded the 11 electoral college votes that Massachusetts has to offer to President Obama, despite Massachusetts being Romney’s home state. Romney trails Obama in Romney’s home state by over 20 points in recent polls, indicating just how far from his roots he has come in order to curry favor with the ultra-right wing element of his party.

Romney’s appeal has always been his moderate status in a party that is more governed these days by extremists. In order to win the party’s nomination, many feel that Romney had to abandon his roots as a moderate, and flip-flop his way to extremism. David Frum in a recent article on CNN, showcased just how far the GOP has gone, and that even the Conservative Think Tank the American Enterprise Institute believes that our government is failing only because of the GOP.

In order to win the primary season away from Rick Santorum, Romney had to veer far to the right. Its effect is now being measured in polls like the ones in Massachusetts.

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Scott Cooney

Scott Cooney (twitter: scottcooney) is an adjunct professor of Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawai'i, green business startup coach, author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill), and developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawai'i. Scott has started, grown and sold two mission-driven businesses, failed miserably at a third, and is currently in his fourth. Scott's current company has three divisions: a sustainability blog network that includes the world's biggest clean energy website and reached over 5 million readers in December 2013 alone; Pono Home, a turnkey and franchiseable green home consulting service that won entrance into the clean tech incubator known as Energy Excelerator; and Cost of Solar, a solar lead generation service to connect interested homeowners and solar contractors. In his spare time, Scott surfs, plays ultimate frisbee and enjoys a good, long bike ride. Find Scott on

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