Skip to comments.Viewed as out of touch, GOP gathers forces to plot rebirth (And guess which way they want to go)
Posted on 01/17/2013 1:05:09 PM PST by cizinec
Kevin Madden, a GOP strategist who worked on Mitt Romneys presidential campaign last year, said the retreat gives lawmakers a chance to start laying the groundwork necessary to re-establish the GOP brand.
Right now, we are caught in a vicious cycle of just reacting to events that happen in two-week increments. Instead, we have to look at our challenge of rebuilding in a much more comprehensive fashion, Mr. Madden said. What is the positive impression that we want voters to have two years from now, and then four years from now, when we have another presidential election?
Ford OConnell, a Republican strategist, said the updated party message also must appeal to nontraditional supporters.
If we look at polling, the Republican brand is in the toilet. Part of that is the ideas are not connecting with what we would call the mainstream of the moderate voters,
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The GOP-e is usually very much out of touch except when it comes to the pocketbooks of the rich ~ they know how to reach up and tap them
First of all, why would anyone listen to a guy whose resume includes devising Romney's campaign strategy? If you believe Romney even had a strategy.
If they think being more liberal is going to get more votes, they are all retards
The LP is extremely wrong on social issues.
Without even glancing at the article, I'm going to guess "Hard Left".
What do I win?
Starting with the fact that American politics really doesn't have a middle, I'm not sure he has any idea what he's talking about. Can we get rid of this guy first? Just not quote him, and fur shur don't recommend him as an advisor to even our enemies!
>> Kevin Madden, a GOP strategist who worked on Mitt Romneys presidential campaign last year
Here’s what I find puzzling:
WHY would we give a damn what a strategist on that failed campaign would ever again have to say?
If you can’t come up with a winning strategy against a POS like Obama, then it seems to me like you need NEW strategists.
“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yeild,and government to gain ground.” - Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, Paris, May 27, 1788
We ran a RINO in 2008 and LOST. The Tea Party took over in 2010 and we WON the house. Then we pushed out the tea party like red headed step children in 2012, ran another RINO and LOST. So what is the lesson to be learned from the last 3 election cycles???
We didn't distance ourselves from the Tea Party enough or run a big enough RINO in 2012!
Ah, MORE moderate, huh...?
I stopped being Republican because of that,but now I reallllly know my decision was the right one.
I hope those idiots totally disappear.
Amen. The last guy we should look to for advice.
"We'll get you to socialism, but slower!"
I can’t figure out what their strategy was either. Other than a great 1st debate, it seems they just assumed people disliked Obama and if Romney just seemed somewhat presidential, they’d make a change. It was a horribly flawed approach. Assuming your opponent would not improve his standing with voters despite a billion dollars and the media as surrogates is just plain stupid. The more I think about it the more frustrating it is.
Kevin Madden should get lost and go play with his etch a sketch.
Washington Times runs a Dem/RINO plea for mercy.
Do they think no one knows conservatives increased their share of both the House and the Senate Republican caucuses?
And the RINOs lost in both?
No more RINOS!!
Why can’t these brilliant a-holes see that what you just stated is the true fact.
We can win if we stick to Conservative idea’s.
Trying to run Liberals as Conservatives does not work.What the party needs to do is get rid of RINO’s.
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