By Gary P Jackson
Appearing on the Sean Hannity Show Tuesday night, Sarah Palin talks about the presidential race. They talk about the media and the bogus polling being floated about. .
The take-away though is what she says about Mitt Romney, who still doesn’t have a clear message, and totally underwhelms the base of the Republican Party. While most of us will vote for Mitt, because Obama must go no matter what, few are excited about it.
Sarah tells Romney he needs to be bolder and courageous. She also notes that Romney once said he wasn’t going to “set his hair on fire” while running. She answers that by saying he had better set the base’s hair on fire, meaning he better do something to get everyone fired up. To inspire voters to come out and support him. And she’s right.
Ronald Reagan used to say that Conservatives need to paint in bold colors. No pale pastels. Mitt Romney [or any other candidate] isn’t going to win by simply being “Not Barack Obama.” Oh, he’ll get a significant number of votes, but will it be enough to put him over the top?
People want to vote FOR someone, not AGAINST someone else.
You’d think Mitt would have learned this lesson from the primaries, where much of his competition ran on being “Not Mitt Romney” rather than offering up bold solutions.
Video courtesy SarahNet