Find some way, and soon, of having the candidate quote Calvin Coolidge--yes, Calvin Coolidge.
From Coolidge's magnificent "Speech on the Occasion of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence":
We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped.
Principled, passionate, and informed by a deep knowledge of American history. Traits, in other words, with which Gov. Romney would do well to associate himself. Come to think of it, why not schedule a Romney speech in honor of the Declaration of Independence for this coming Fourth of July?
(A tip of the hat to our own Ben Domenech, who reminded me of the Coolidge passage by using it to conclude an issue this week of his daily roundup of news and politics, "The Transom.")