Where do Republicans go from here?
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 7:09
- Date Nov 7, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in
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-- in the future Republicans need to do better among Latinos.
And they need to do better among women particularly.
Single and we better be making the case to younger voters that that that that the -- the ought to associate themselves with as the party of choice and markets and and liberty.
The white vote fell further from 74 to 72%.
Minorities now 28%.
I suspect this was the last all white Republican ticket.
Well back to the panel soul searching in the Republican Party -- you agree with Larry savage of that.
I have no idea about that I don't think -- just pick people based on the color of their skin.
-- because she really try to have this compete with the Democrats and picking individual constituencies I think Republicans need to think about why haven't been able to persuade more Americans.
Of the case for their policies I think they argue it's often been too abstract and especially hated the idea that.
I hate that -- a younger people are somehow going to be automatically.
Democrats has just terrible the Democrats -- the party that is defending -- falsified liberal welfare state programs that were put in place 6030 years ago.
The drive in the country bankrupt Republican should be the party of young people not Democrats.
-- well no less than they better start relating to young people in -- way the young people respond to.
People form habits why do you think there was this whole generation of Reagan voting.
Young baby boomers are middle aged people and now young voters -- voted for the president to elections in a row those -- habit forming.
Yeah and our employed so having -- -- well the unemployed people voted for Obama you saw those exit polls that you've you've got you know half the ambulance when he.
Five who can have a job equal to what their educational level is heading into its -- way to break a habit.
Bill is right you don't go after them the way that that the president did he did successfully.
That would have -- every constituency.
What you do is you make the case for free markets less regulation etc.
and you show younger people -- that's done.
I think this -- idea that somehow.
They recovered -- -- -- now a party of white people alone can never regain the majority I think is wrong they had a candidate who is a good man.
But he was not the most fluent in making the case which won the Republicans a smashing success in 2010.
Smaller government opposition to obamacare -- -- And they have a young generation about a -- a very strong with Paul Ryan.
Marco Rubio Bobby Jindal is a list is long the young people who can and will lead and who are intrinsically philosophically conservative.
Who can make that case there's one exception you which I think is Hispanics and that is not an intrinsic ethnic.
Affinity problem -- -- policy problem.
The Republicans are Rand Romney ran to the right of Rick Perry in the primaries.
On that issue he never recovered I think Republicans.
Can change their position.
Be a lot more open to actual amnesty with enforcement amnesty everything short of citizenship.
And to make up a broad change in their policy.
Enforcement and then immediately after a guarantee of amnesty that would change everything -- rubio arguing that it would completely apparent.
All the ethnic alignments.
Not only that AB.
Despite the -- Ideological shift perhaps in the primary -- Obama campaign outspent the Romney campaign double on Spanish language ads on radio and TV do specifically target.
That group despite the fact that he was vulnerable on the fact that he didn't pass any immigration law specifically for -- community.
Well I think that they Latino electorate was fresher with a bomb on record level of deportations broken promise on and on.
Passing comprehensive immigration reform even cynically told the Moines register two weeks ago that he would pass and -- -- thirteen ever told.
Latinos -- wasn't and it's painful and he was passing around.
As his second term agenda.
They have every right extremely frustrated with him -- -- other events taking place.
Like SP 1070.
In Arizona which is galvanized that electric nationally in terms of grassroots energy and fund raising.
Because it's now propping him up up and other states and this will become a national.
Energizing issue for them -- Charles is right.
I -- Republican -- all the time now and they are.
-- between such a rock and a hard place.
If they make it just a passing comment about their seasons -- office gets taken over the next day by protesters people they think are.
-- xenophobic and not so that they can't budge an inch on this issue and it's a real problem for the party.
Many of these people in the house -- it's safe districts.
But they are afraid of getting primary could -- the purest and so it's a very very very.
-- create a mountain to climb in need national leadership.
And that could change it Reagan changed a lot of attitudes you know could -- new young and I think -- business community.
But I think back to get -- a Republican.
Ahead of Democrats on this issue it could reverse everything -- I think the business community needs to step in both on the fiscal cliff and immigration.
And shame both parties -- in terms of withholding contributions into taking actions on these issues I don't think it's one -- necessarily.
I think the people that are holding the -- on hiring really need to tell both parties time to get going to build.
What about this battle inside the party between.
Need to be more moderate can go out of go for more independents or be more conservative and really stick to principle I mean it seems like that's already started by the -- the -- just driving.
From Chicago there at the White House as we talk over that.
-- they're going to be a huge number of battles of the party in the next days weeks and months you know on foreign policy on social issues.
Moderates reach out to independents are being -- conservative message and they'll be some truth in most of those sides I suppose.
I don't know I mean I think I do think that look if you look at the history of last year's.
Typically we are losing presidential campaign as we just had on the Republican side the next -- guess incumbent president's.
The next candidate is often -- younger candidate to get a contrast between John Kerry you know for Barack Obama.
Or -- Mondale Dukakis in the eighties and and Clinton in the early ninety's a younger candidate.
Who's got a fresh message that changes the character of the party at the end of the day they can do some stuff in congress but the key is.
Getting to get the governors and senators who've been elected and then a good presidential candidate in -- 2016.
You know just like conservative swallowed their reservations and learn to love Mitt Romney they will.
Swallow their reservations and line up behind somebody like a rubio or Jeb Bush with a positive message on immigration and a different approach to Hispanics I believe that.
I think that's right because when Europe when you don't have the presidency.
Leadership comes on its own spontaneously without a parliamentary system.
In which you have an official leader of the opposition.
And I think it's exactly how will change and that's exactly how to develop.
You rubio Laura Bush or it could be a -- anybody else but you get leadership on this issue -- the party will.
Follow because -- -- and -- success and the presidency at the other end of that path that's.