Skip to comments.Palin to Romney: Time to 'Quit Preaching to the Choir'
Posted on 08/31/2012 5:23:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
As the Republican National Convention wound down Thursday evening, Sarah Palin said it was time for Mitt Romney to "quit preaching" to the conservative Republican base and get on with targeting the Reagan Democrats and independents he'll need to win the White House.
"Obviously the convention helps. It builds enthusiasm," said Palin, who did not attend the GOP gathering in Tampa. "But we have to, you know, beyond tonight, quit preaching to the choir.
"We need to talk to the independents out there in America, the hard-core patriotic American who wants a job," she told Fox News' Sean Hannity, adding that the Republican presidential nominee has to reach out as well to "Reagan Democrats who are not obsessed with partisanship" and want to know, as President Ronald Reagan used to say, "that our best days are in front of us."
"That's who we need to reach," she said.
The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee also warned Romney to prepare for more negative attacks as he tries to peel off support from President Barack Obama.
"It perhaps will get even worse in these next 60-some days" before the November election, she said. "Everybody needs to hang on to their hats."
Palin, now a Fox News contributor, again attacked her favorite target, the mainstream media, which she characterized as "lapdogs" for Obama, and which she still blames for the Republican loss in the 2008 presidential election....
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Palin is right.
I’ve been supporting Gingrich since Palin stood aside, and I will until he wins the election.
UNLESS he abandons and kicks aside his biggest supporter, who was kept out of the celebration.
I understand that may have been partly her choice, but there is it. Careful Mr. Romney.
Be very, very careful.
For what it’s worth , IMO many Americans who are out of work are perfectly happy accepting Welfare, Unemployment and Disability Social Security. Too many Americans are not looking for work as long as Uncle Sugar in the form of a Communist Muslim president is passing out funds.
If not Palin, Rubio SOON...
Talk to everyone like Reagan did, and stay on message.
Oh I mean Romney sorry.
I’ve been backing Romney since the day Palin decided not to run.
But that’s all off on the day (after) election if Romney turns his heels and walks away.
100% that is off, if Palin is abandoned in any way.
And it’s back on for Palin 100%.
“Talk to everyone like Reagan did, and stay on message.”
Would Reagan be considered a conservative anymore?
When Reagan talked he meant it and people knew it.
Certainly I think so. It's only the 20% of fringe FReepers that would shred him, like all the primary candidates this year.
It sounds as if Palin is falling into the same trap. The message that wins those groups is the same message that wins Conservatives. There is no need to change. They should go back and look at Reagan’s message; it was the same to everyone.
With all due respect, I have no idea what she is talking about. Tell me what Romney would have done differently last week "in order to talk to the Independents out there in America"? The whole GOP Convention was focused on Independents, particulary women Independents.
Trying to stay relevent.
I presume “quite preaching to the choir” and “target independents” means Romney should move to the center. LOL. It will be interesting to how Palin’s supporters react to her “move to the left” message.
I thought the Rubio thing was put to death when he came out for amnesty! Why do we keep looking at that fool as Presidential material?
This would make a fantastic billboard.
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