Conservatives have plenty of advice for Romney

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By Aliyah Shahid

Listen up Mitt: It seems as if every conservative worth his or her salt has some debate advice for you.

With Mitt Romney down in the polls in several critical swing states, many right-wingers threw their two cents in just hours before Wednesday night’s presidential  face-off.

msnbc’s Al Sharpton rounded up the suggestions:

 •“Treat [Obama] with respect but not deference” suggested Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan.

 •”Be on offense without being offensive,” advised former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

 •A “dash of humor is worth its weight in gold,” commented Karl Rove. 

 •”Go large,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer urged

 •”Explain his tax plan,” recommended political analyst and commentator Bill Kristol. 

Liberal columnist Cynthia Tucker told Sharpton that Romney is “suffering from a surfeit of advice.” We’ll be watching to see which pieces, if any, Romney ends up taking.

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Conservatives have plenty of advice for Romney

Updated