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The questions today will be “How can the GOP win minority voters and secondly how can the party appeal to younger voters. In addition, the Philadelphia Enquirer has some great quotes regarding why we lost and the road forward. Below are a few quotes from the article highlighting some the internal issues the party faces going into the future.
”We have to learn how to be more inclusive, how to appeal to minorities and young people, how to use the Internet and dramatically improve our ground game,”. “It’s going to take some extraordinary leadership to craft a message and a structure that’s going to accomplish all of that. But it has to be done; we got our butts kicked.”
~Jim Roddey, GOP chairperson of Allegheny County in Western
“The message is pretty clear: We’re going to have to be more inclusive if we want to be a majority party,” “It’s not as if the Christian conservative base didn’t vote.” Indeed, exit polls found that white evangelical voters made up a bigger share of the electorate this year than in 2004, 26 percent compared with 23 percent, suggesting the McCain-Palin ticket hung on to the important group.
~Christine Todd Whitman, co chair of the moderate Republican Leadership Council
”People want to follow positive leaders; they don’t want to follow cranks,” He argued that the party needed to show it had pragmatic solutions to the problems of real voters, such as health care and college costs. “People don’t want to hear just ‘I’m against earmarks they’re thinking, ‘What are you going to do for me?’
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