OK, actually he was talking to his party about how to talk with the British public at the end of WWII, but the advice is valid here, too. Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s choice for his Vice Presidential running mate indicates that he’s following the first part of Churchill’s advice. Now the team needs to follow the rest—that seems to be their intent—and we need to support them in that.
This is no time for windy platitudes and glittering advertisements. The Conservative Party had far better go down telling the truth and acting in accordance with the verities of our position than gain a span of shabbily-bought office by easy and fickle froth and chatter.
All my experience of the British people, which is a long one, convinces me that never at any moment more than this have they wished and meant to face realities, and woe betide those public men who seek to slide into power down the slippery slope of vain and profligate undertakings.
This is no time for humbug and blandishments, but for grim, stark facts and figures, and for action to meet to immediate needs.
What he said. Americans aren’t as dumb as the Progressives insist on making us out to be.
h/t Power Line