The only thing I can figure from the string of stupidity coming out of the Romney campaign, beginning with the flop of a convention, is that he doesn't actually want to be President of the United States. Neither do I, but there have to be easier ways to go about not being President.
I also agree that in his heart of hearts Romney is a people-pleasing moderate. I agree with those who see him as ambitious but with no idea what he's about. He and Ryan made an obvious, and failed, attempt to capitalize on the middle east riots -- but perhaps Romney's heart wasn't really in it. The only way I can see Romney now failing in his bid to not be President is if Obama does something abysmally stupid in one of the debates.