Joe Scarborough, on his show this morning, speaking for a lot of increasingly frustrated conservatives who want Mitt Romney to be more specific and bold in his proposals.
"A timid Ronald Reagan wouldn't have made history.
But the Romney people think they can run a Bob Dole campaign, a John McCain campaign, a Gerald Ford campaign.... Republicans do not win by running these types of campaigns.
And for those idiots out there that say that I'm a RINO or I'm not a conservative because I'm actually telling them we will lose if we don't start running as a conservative.
If you don't start telling people what you believe -- if you really do, in fact believe in anything -- and if you don't start telling people, yes, these are the tax exemptions that we're going to get taken care of, yes, this is how seniors who are going to be turning 65 in 15 years, this is how they're going to be paying more, this is how we're going to have to trim benefits, this is how we're going to have to trim benefits on Social Security.... unless you have somebody that's willing to do that, Romney's going to lose."