Ronald Reagan's Acceptance Speech Lessons for Mitt Romney

The Republican presidential candidate must convey the urgency of electing a new leader of our country.


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But one of the most important things for a leader to know is when to lead, and when to shut up and get out of the way.

Mister Obama, it is time for you to do the latter. Romney must conclude that this is not just any election. At stake is the question of whether we will proceed with broken promises and change in the wrong direction, or to free Americans to make our country great again.

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