And he's not afraid to tell it like it is, even to a fellow Republican.
So even when someone in his own party speaks recklessly or makes little sense, Romney calls him on it, just as he calls out the president for the same kinds of nonsensical notions.
Here's an excerpt from an Associated Press story:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says rival Newt Gingrich's idea to send Capitol Police or U.S. marshals to bring judges before lawmakers to explain their decisions is neither practical nor constitutional. Romney says the answer to out-of-control judges is not to tear up the Constitution and say that Congress is the ultimate power in the country. Instead, he says the Constitution should be followed when it comes to removing judges or reversing judicial decisions. Romney made the comments Monday night on the Fox News Channel.