Via The Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper:
In a statement to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin offers some advice for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, this year’s Republican ticket for president and vice president, respectively.
"With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should ‘go rogue’ and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security," says Palin. "They need to continue to find ways to break through the filter of the liberal media to communicate their message of reform."
Palin also suggests that Romney and Ryan can be responsible for an epiphany on this country’s fiscal standing. "America desperately needs to have a ‘come to Jesus’ moment in discussing our big dysfunctional, disconnected, and debt-ridden federal government," says Palin.
"It is nothing short of appalling that President Obama couldn’t even remember how much our national debt is during his interview with David Letterman the other night. Even my 10-year-old daughter knows that it’s $16 trillion, and unlike Obama, she’s not responsible for adding trillions to it. Obama casually told America that we don’t have to worry about our debt in the ‘short term.’ Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan need to ask him how long that ‘short term’ will last."
More here. It would be encouraging if Team Mitt listens to Governor Palin’s advice and begins to show similar passion and conviction in their battle with Obama. I’m not optimistic, though, and fear we’ll be treated to more of this kind of drivel instead.
Update: Will Romney heed Governor Palin’s advice and make some necessary changes to his campaign? I think we have our answer, via CBS:
Scott Pelley: Governor, I appreciate your message very much. But that wasn’t precisely the question. You’re the CEO of this campaign. A lot of Republicans would like to know, a lot of your donors would like to know, how do you turn this thing around? You’ve got a little more than six weeks. What do you do?
Mitt Romney: Well, it doesn’t need a turnaround. We’ve got a campaign which is tied with an incumbent president to the United States … I’ve got a very effective campaign. It’s doing a very good job.
Translation: Remain calm, all is well.