Presuming the guys at Politico are characterizing their sources correctly, and that they are quoting their unnamed sources correctly, I do not see how it does any good for “a top Romney official” to tell Politico that Romney is, “Lousy candidate; highly qualified to be president… The candidate suit fits him unnaturally. He is naturally an executive.”
This is why the grassroots loathe most veteran GOP political consultants. Republican campaign staffers get a lot of undeserved grief as a bunch of grifters, charlatans, snake-oil salesmen, hired guns with no true principles or loyalty, and so on. But when you see (allegedly) high-level folks trashing their own candidate, six weeks before the election, to a publication like Politico… and doing so while hiding behind anonymity… well, every nasty stereotype is confirmed.