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.
That means the 80% who are liberals would accept him - hardly.
“Oh I mean Romney sorry.
Ive been backing Romney since the day Palin decided not to run.”
Please tell me that is still a typo.
Thanks! Wish I could afford it.
That’s what he did in his speech on Thursday night !
What Palin are you talking about?
She is firm in conservatism, unlike some on FR, who cave because they live in fear.
Damn right. Everyone is not a small business owner!!!
The constantly discordant note for me is that the political class (which Romney abides by) always wants to court the ‘independent voter’ as if they are all moderate mushminds who are offended by taking any stances on any issues and only respond to non-committal, mealy-mouthed limp-wristedness. But the real ‘independents’ I’ve always found, who are indeed in the vein of Reagan Democrats, actually respond most to old-fashioned strength and convictions. In other words, the exact opposite. Frankly, I’m not convinced Romney is selling too well with this group that Palin is talking about, and thus the need for shoring that up.
I’ve been for Romney since the day Palin stepped down.
“I presume quite preaching to the choir and target independents means Romney should move to the center. LOL. It will be interesting to how Palins supporters react to her move to the left message.”
I also had the same impression, though Palin takes her job as a purveyor of opinion seriously and tends to give commentary on all sorts of things. Kind of like how I used to fill up college papers with fluff to get the necessary amount of pages. But if she was really advocating he “move to the center” with her heart and soul, I can only imagine that she secretly is trying to trick Romney into exposing himself even further than he has before.
The real question is why?
Ive been for Romney since the day Palin stepped down.
This is basically like confessing to be a liberal. I recall reading articles by angry Mittbots complaining that eeeevil Jim purged all the Mittbots early on. It’s one of the reasons I joined the forum. How did you survive this reckoning? Were you honest about this position before the nomination fight was settled?
My first loyalty was (always) been to Palin.
Since before she was even nominated. That may be the reason I survived.
I don’t know. But here I am. :D
??? I don't understand what you are saying anymore than I understand what Palin is saying. She's trying to trick Romney into doing something, for what? To help Obama win?
The convention was geared to the 2-3% mushy middle independent undecidedes...why do you think there was so little hammering on Obama and he wasn’t named in person?
I have to say she’s wrong in this case.
“??? I don’t understand what you are saying anymore than I understand what Palin is saying. She’s trying to trick Romney into doing something, for what? To help Obama win?”
Maybe she is operating under a purely Christian compulsion to expose the farce this election has become in running Hillary— err, sorry, Romney against Obama.
I was wrong. I thought I had read stupid things on FR before, but honestly I think you just won the prize.
Good luck living in a 2nd Obama term. Are you sour grapes losers really this stupid?
Gee, if your such an expert, then why don't you decipher for us her meaning of "quit preaching to the choir" and "target independents."
The GOP should stop trying to pander to identity politics because it is wrong. Greatness in this country comes from an individual trying to do better, provide for their family, and build something that is theirs to keep. Community is built upon neighbor helping neighbor of their own free will and desire to help those when they need it. Freedom is our defining principle and one needs to look no further than the Constitution to find its definition.
The opposition lives for identity politics, attempting to buy, bribe, and bodge together enough blocks of voters to make a majority. They depend on making people dependent. They have taken the concept of a social "safety net" and turned it into a plantation. Who better to play plantation style politics than the plantation party?
Sorry I am not going to, either figure it out, or move along.
Good grief, it is obvious, wait maybe not to those who have elevated Romney to something he is not.
What you cited from my post was my attempt to understand what someone else had posted to me. I was not saying that. You should read the context before posting nonsense that makes you look like an ass.
It is those who have contributed to Romney what he is not. Romney has a long record and it is liberalism.
Why you can not see that is the mystery.
Will he be better than obama, maybe, maybe even possibly yet he is a liberal, don’t make him something he is not and has never been - a conservative.
Yes, it is obvious, which explains your refusal to admit what your “conservative” hero Palin is really advocating here.
If you ask something, then answer it, you don’t give me a chance to tell you the truth.
We know apparently have decided to worship Romney and nobody better say anything bad or challenge him or even imply it.
I can only judge him by his past actions, not his campaign promises- which mean nothing
Thank you Lord Haw Haw for providing your daily does of Democrat propaganda. Don’t you ever get tried of being an unpaid propaganda bot for the Dems?
That’s funny - context.