“Romney, he has said before that he doesn’t want to have to light his hair on fire. Well, there are a lot of his base supporters, independents who are saying, ‘Well, light our hair on fire, then! Remind us how important it is that we get engaged in this presidential election because it is the election of our lifetime,’” Palin told Sean Hannity of Fox News.

She was referring to Romney’s remarks in February that he’s not interested in saying “outrageous” and “accusatory” just for the sake of shoring up support. “You know I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support,” he had said.

But Palin insisted Tuesday that an electrified base would be key to a Romney victory in the fall.