Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin advised Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to "go rogue" in a statement to the conservative Weekly Standard published Saturday.
"With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should 'go rogue' and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security," Palin said in the statement. "They need to continue to find ways to break through the filter of the liberal media to communicate their message of reform."
Palin suggested that America needs to wake up to the troubles it faces, and that Romney and Ryan can help bring that about. "America desperately needs to have a 'come to Jesus' moment in discussing our big dysfunctional, disconnected, and debt-ridden federal government," Palin said.
Palin also lambasted President Obama over the national debt. "At the founding of our country, a great American patriot wrote, 'If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace,'" said Palin. "Obama's motto seems to be, 'Let the good times roll in my day. The kids can deal with the catastrophic bankruptcy in theirs.'