Conservatives aren’t happy about the fact that President Obama is currently out-raising their nominee and claim Romney has been pushing a very vague agenda in recent media appearances. As a result, many have called Money Mitt out in fear that Republicans will lose to the incumbent president in November. It also doesn’t help that Romney was never a GOP fav, as some of his middle-of-the-road viewpoints were often deemed too far to the left by members of the conservative base.
Take a look at the Republican pundits who have weighed in on Romney, in hopes that his campaign and the party will step it up:
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin offered a few pieces of advice that would help Romney sensationalize his campaign message and stimulate their base.
“This is a gimme election, or at least it should be. If you can’t beat Barack Obama with this record, then shut down the party. Shut it down. Start new, with new people.”
If Romney doesn’t win in November, Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham suggests that the party rebuild itself starting from scratch.
“When a challenger merely appeals to disappointment with the incumbent and tries to reassure voters he’s not too bad an alternative, that isn’t generally a formula for victory. Mike Dukakis lost.”
In an excerpt entitled “Speak Up, Mitt!” published in The Weekly Standard, founder and editor-in-chief Bill Kristol called Mitt out about his repeated refusal to answer questions about the tax loopholes and deductions he plans to eliminate if he was elected president.
“Romney & Co. are wrong if they think negative feelings toward Obama are sufficient to motivate their voters. These people would like very much to believe in their candidate.”
Conservative columnist John Podhoretz summarized his complaint with Romney’s campaign approach in the New York Post.
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch tweeted his advice to the Republican presidential candidate about what he needs to do to win the election.
“This is a very close race and one that still could go either way. But the odds of Romney capitalizing on this economy, and the opportunity it affords, seem lower than they were before the conventions. If Republicans and Romney supporters are growing nervous, they should be,” wrote political pundit Charlie Cook in the National Journal.
Republicans are turning it up on Romney and we hope he can stand the heat!