Naive advice for Governor Romney

1.  Have your best speechwriter prepare a speech that makes the following points:

  • Reiterate the importance of defeating President Obama
  • Explain the philosophical underpinnings of your conservatism
  • Express dismay over the destructive primary campaigns
  • Repudiate supporters’ ads that focus on opponents’ alleged shortcomings
  • Place country above personal candidacy

2.  Let it be known behind the scenes that you won’t tolerate trash-and-burn strategies by supporters.  Period.