8 Republicans Giving Mitt Romney Totally Contradictory Advice For The Debate

It's natural to try and help your guy out before a big match. Republicans from all over have been offering Romney advice in the last few weeks leading up to the debate. Sounds friendly enough—until you see their advice listed all together… 

Be Aggressive -  “He’s got to smack the president like [conservative radio host] Laura Ingraham would smack him.” – Bill O'Reilly 




Don't Be Aggressive - "Relax and be prepared...You can be on offense without being offensive." – Newt Gingrich





Focus On The Economy - "This really is about our economy. When he lays out a plan to fix our tax code to stop the overreach of regulations coming out of Washington, to get our debt problem under control, and to have a national energy policy, let me tell you what, the American people will respond." – John Boehner 



Don't Focus On The Economy - "In debate, @MittRomney should ask Obama why autobiography states, 'born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia.'" – Donald Trump



Go Big - "It makes you think how far ahead Romney would be if he were actually running a campaign. His unwillingness to go big, to go for the larger argument, is simply astonishing ... Make the case. Go large." – Charles Krauthammer



Don't Go Big - "The challenge for Gov. Romney is to relate to people personally and provide some inspiration that their quality of life will improve," – Linda DiVall, Top GOP Pollster 






Keep It Simple - "I think he just has to lay out his plan and his vision ... In the end this is going to be about Governor Romney over the next four or five weeks laying that vision out for folks." – Chris Christie


Totally Change Up His Game - Romney should say, "I’m a nonideological guy running in an ideological age, and I’ve been pretending to be more of an ideologue than I really am. I’m a sophisticated guy running in a populist moment." – David Brooks
















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