I think Roberts has always been left leaning to a substantial degree. I think he
convinced W that he was a right leaning moderate to get appointed.
Probably, but he did a good job of hiding it before he was put on the Court.
What I think about him is that he wants the most people possible to adore him. He loves to 'mug for the camera' doesn't he?
In reality I think he's a coward. When ObamaCare was set to be ruled unconstitutional (it is), helpful little Johnny came up with the taxation helpful tip. I really believe he's saying to himself 'I'm not getting paid enough to be the one person who's going to change this and forever be known as the bad guy.'
When it came to the abortion issue recently, he's probably thinking the same thing. He's not going to do any heavy-lifting mentally, while being vilified and risk losing his wonderful write-up in future history books.
Even though, it's his job to rule on the tough issues.
Therefore, he's a chickenshit like most liberals when it comes right down to it.