Tomorrow the first of the three presidential debates if scheduled to take place. Due to my early work schedule I will miss most of it so I can get much needed sleep. I'm not sure that's a bad thing. I suspect this debate is going to be a nail biter and, frankly, I'm not sure I'm up for the suspense. Of course, I want Romney to win but I fear he won't. I fear that Romney will play it safe and be "civil" to Obama so as not to appear racist, elitist, heartless, out of touch, and whatever else liberals' accuse him of being. I think that would be a big mistake. If I could offer Mitt Romney one piece of advice about tomorrow's debate it would be: BE BOLD!!!!
Be bold in the defense of free markets. Be bold in the defense of limited government. Be bold in the defense of patriotism. Be bold in the defense of border security. Be bold in the defense of religious freedom. Be bold in the defense of traditional marriage. Be bold in the defense of the unborn. In short, be bold in the defense of the conservative principles Romney claims to believe in.
Romney should debate to win and convert, not to impress the unimpressible. He must not water down his beliefs in order to curry favor with liberals or appear "nice". A bold, spirited, and unapologetic defense of conservative principles is the best way to sway doubters to the cause as well as rally the choir. Smart, aggressive, unashamed, conservatism. It's about time for that. Mr. Romney, it's about to BE BOLD!!!