have known for a long time that CA is becoming Europe and have tried to make changes in the extremely liberal state. Romney already knows that he won't win CA so he only needs the support from Conservatives there because they agree with the Conservative base thinking. The Conservatives in CA don't want the country to become like CA so they won't see this as a 'gaffe' like you're trying to make it out to be. The liberal rags will have a field day with this, but Conservatives across the country will know what he meant, and Independents will already know that CA is extremely liberal and will also know what he meant by that statement because Independents in CA already feel that CA is and has been for far too long too liberal for them but they don't have enough of their own base in that State to do much about it either.
Let me tell you about a conversation I had just two days ago with a cousin of mine who lives in the SFBay area...she is actually a 'closet' Conservative who doesn't feel they have a voice anywhere because SF has become so liberal that her husband who works for the county has to stay in the background politically in order to keep his job....according to her, when I asked her why Pelosi keeps getting re-elected, the answer is because over 90% of the political 'machine' in their area is gay as is most of the population there now that they literally have control over the area. She said they have lived in SF their whole lives and the change and control over the city and county came so slowly that they never saw it coming and now they can't get rid of it. She referred to as a 'cockroach factory'......they are overrun and overwhelmed by the gay vote and the liberals with their hands out who keep voting for the Dem party in order to keep the machine in place.