Arthur Brooks, from the American Enterprise Institute, outlines how Romney can appeal to the “47%”:
• First, he needs to commit to an education system that serves kids, not rent-seeking adults.
• Second, Mr. Romney can promise to fight for people of modest means who want to better their lives through hard work and private enterprise. At present, the government is working against them.
• Third, the Romney campaign must go on offense regarding the culture of family and work. My colleague Charles Murray’s best-selling book “Coming Apart” shows clearly that the predictors of a happy, successful life are cultural, most notably family, community and work ethic.