When people show you who they are you should believe them. Romney didn't make gaffes. He was expressing his worldview, which isn't enlightened or sophisticated. For all his money and the supposed "success" that we always hear about, Romney's sort of a rube. He lacks an elevated level of thinking that's required of the presidency, especially during these volatile times. I believe it has to do with the fact that he's been very sheltered. I think his wealth, his privileged upbringing and his religion play a role in that. Remember how the press hammered Obama on his faith. I'd like to know how Romney's faith informs him, but we'll probably never know. In general, the press has really been soft on Romney, but the Romney camp does a great job of squirreling their guy away, and there isn't much the press can do about that.