When 47% of the people pay no income taxes, they couldn’t care less about your call for lower taxes. And when tens of millions are on some form of government assistance, they don’t want to hear your plan for smaller government. That’s just the facts.
It’s hard to win against Santa Claus.
That is why you run on re-organization of government not immediately eliminating government. De-federalization, empowering states, moving money local, stopping the circulation of money through Washington DC. We aren’t going to get rid of the Department of Ed we are going to empower states to take over the functions of it entirely. The key is to run up the angst against big intrusive government. Run against the beast while making sure you emphasize producing a better world where less people are dependent on federal handouts but have the benefit of a real job and career.
We aren’t running against Santa Claus. We are running against the devil an evil dehumanizing beast. People don’t trust government give them the hope for something better.