Oct 29, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 07 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
The Romney strategy is to spur growth through increased productivity. Simplify and reduce taxes. Cut spending and modernize entitlements to free up capital and improve the long-term fiscal picture. Expand trade, while ensuring that China is not cheating by manipulating its currency and using low-wage labor to dump goods into U.S. markets. Remove the sword of Damocles that Obamacare holds over the heads of small businesses. Boost American carbon energy production through the vigorous promotion of oil, shale, coal, and natural gas.
Joined to a spirited defense of American interests and values and constitutional principles, Romney and his Republican allies can make the case for growth, enlargement, and advance. They can detail the policies that will strengthen America’s future. They can persuade independents and swing voters that the Republicans have learned from past failures. And they can cement the GOP reputation as the party of progress and reform.