What Mitt Romney Should Say

I like that Mitt Romney didn’t back away from his comments leaked from a private fundraiser, especially since it is nothing new and simply just a more relaxed candid version of what he says in his stump speeches.  But he can really run with this if he focuses the message on that persuadable middle he mentions in his remarks.  His script should go something like this:

I have a message for that middle of America getting squeezed in today’s economy.  Help is on the way.  My solutions will be for all Americans but I know plenty of people don’t want to change the status quo.  That is the strength of a democracy, we have choices.  But I want to talk to the person who has lost out in the Obama economy — the person who lived within their means during boom and bust times and pays their bills.  They bought the house they could afford and they make their mortgage payments on time.  Who is looking out for them? Their grocery bill has skyrocketed while home values sag.  They are working longer hours for no increase in pay. To fill up their car at the gas station, their costs have doubled. Their tax burden grows. Their days grow longer, their breaks grow shorter and the deficit only tax-payers can rescue gets even larger. And what about the people who have fallen in this Obama economy and want to get that new job? Where is Obama’s plan for a second term?  He offers no solutions except more of the same.  We’ve tried that and it failed.  I want to offer those people a chance at a new job –a roaring economy that puts people back to work, not on government doles the country can no longer afford. The people who want to get back to work are who I want to talk to.  A growing economy offers greater long term help to that middle part of America than any quick fix government solution that helps in the moment but gets in the way of the longer-term solution — a new job, affordable food at the grocery store, cheaper gas at the pump, stable housing prices, a brighter future and a secure legacy for our children and grandchildren.  That is the middle of America I am talking to.

This will contrast with today’s news after four years of Obama economics:


  1. Edward
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 9:23 am | Permalink | Reply

    Excellent job. I think this is the debate we conservatives want to have. Not only does it highlight the morality of capitalism in that every person’s responsibility is to take care of their own basic necessities and those of their family and friends, but it supports our American system of self government. It draws clear lines between the morality of capitalism and the immorality of welfare statism. In a country dedicated to the principle of self government it is immoral to advertise “food-stamps”. It is immoral to gut the work requirements for welfare. How can the majority of people dependent on such programs ever be expected to vote against the party of government when their very sustenance is tied to government.

  2. Harold Smith
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 9:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    Romney said what John Kennedy said but Romney should have said it better. “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”

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