Plenty of voters already suspect that Mitt Romney is a calculating, politically driven candidate. And then he goes and proves it.

On Tuesday, he told reporters in Ohio he had no opinion on the ballot measures that will go before the state’s voters in a couple of weeks, including one that would cement restrictions on collective bargaining. But a few months ago, he’d expressed support for the same initiative. The difference? In the interim, the measure has become broadly unpopular and appears likely to lose.

On Wednesday, Romney appeared in Northern Virginia and tried to pass the whole thing off as a misunderstanding.

“Oh, I’m sorry if I created any confusion regarding that,” Romney told reporters at the headquarters of the Fairfax County Republican Party. “I fully support Governor [John] Kasich’s, I think it’s called Question 2 in Ohio. Fully support that. … I am 110 percent behind Governor Kasich and in support of that.”

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