BOSTON — Some of Mitt Romney’s most generous supporters here love his new look.
“In the last week, Mitt’s been taking a softer tone on some things like immigration and even taxes," said Andrew McLane, a friend of Romney for three decades who has given $200,000 to the Romney-supporting super PAC Restore Our Future.
He added, “He should have been doing that earlier. They waited too long for that. Because what happens is that by making this change so late in the game it looks like it’s not genuine."
McLane, who also worked with Romney in support of the 2002 Olympic games in Salt Lake City, last saw the candidate on Friday at a campaign fund-raiser here. Romney, he said, made some rudimentary remarks, but joked that he was “probably a little more careful about what he says these days," referring to the Boca Raton fundraiser in which Romney described 47 percent of Americans as “victims."