Compromise was the only way he would make any possible headway. With a different legislature the outcome may have been totally different no? The left wants to measure him against the accomplishments of his state yet not measure Obama with the same yardstick. Why is that? We have seen what Obama wants to do with our country and it has left the nation wanting. Romney's positive numbers are up 15 points while Obama's are going in the opposite direction. Now I know Romney's claims to conservatism are somewhat empty but I do expect he being a pragmatic man will see the direction were going is wrong and as such would strive to go the opposite direction.