Does the GOP have a big problem on their hands?
Sean's message to the Republican Party
- Duration 6:22
- Date Nov 8, 2012
Sean's message to the Republican Party
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Felt presidential election was not the only race lost by Republicans on Tuesday they were also a number of disappointing outcomes in senate contests as well in particular.
Opportunities were missed by conservatives in both Missouri and Indiana two states that Mitt Romney.
Easily carried now it was a series of inexcusable missteps especially Missouri made by the Republican candidate in the race that allowed a Democrat to win for example.
You know he was going up against -- was going up against Claire McCaskill.
A weak candidate and then of course those infamous comments that he made about quote -- quote.
Legitimate rape well that kicked open the door for this incumbent to pull out of victory.
Although both candidates ultimately apologized for their comments.
It was simply too late the damage had already been done sure everyone makes mistakes but in the days leading up to the most important Election Day and our history.
These missteps in my view -- simply inexcusable also tonight.
I have a message for the GOP and it's pretty simple.
And that is that it's time to start nominating discipline principled conservatives men and women.
Who will defeat their opponents not themselves because of the end of the day if you cannot answer a simple question on issues like abortion.
When the world indoor running for office -- come 2014 Republicans.
They're gonna need usher out there eighteen that is people who are ready for prime time and if they don't.
He did say -- to the house and the senate will remain under the control of Harry Reid it's time to look in the mirror.
Joining me in studio with reaction cohosts of the five Eric.
-- and Kimberly Guilfoyle two fronts you guys recovered you go all separate half I thought if at the time they -- made the comment legitimate rape in the woman's body as a means you know preventing pregnancy if it's a rape I don't know.
I I invited -- -- -- radio program for two days in a row we went on for a long time here's part of that exchange.
I think there's one political reality that has to be faced by you when your campaign and that is that.
You know the reality here is his Democrats now have a ton of ammunition.
And they're gonna try and use these remarks to hurt everybody they can't.
And if I was put in that position I would at least be thinking about what is in the best interest of the party what is in the best interest of -- You know Mitt Romney in this case what's in the best interest of the people of Missouri are they going to be able to hear a campaign about issues or is this going to be the distraction in the campaign -- you.
He not even considering that.
So it all right and those are those are all legitimate point chew on in the -- you know I'm a trained as an engineer.
And you look at both sides of the equation that you say you know what are the pros and the cons.
Well I don't want.
Who asked him personally.
If you if you can't answer that question you don't belong in that race.
Bob bit of what about tent party loyalty in doing what's in the best interest the party you're not able to be up to the task and answer a simple question like that.
Without ruining your own personal reputation and jeopardizing the interest of the party which -- significant.
In case in the seat like that and shouldn't you have just stepped aside to begin with and I knew I was suggested to a -- correct I said that's somebody donated about himself.
And what he thought was good for him in for his own reputation and his career and didn't care about what the impact would be and the outcome to me is really no surprise.
What what about the -- of these candidates sitting him down and asking them simple questions like this -- here here's part of the problem is that that attitude that you picked it's unfortunate they are -- are probably gonna be locked seats.
Had they just figured out that they need to go through the other things these are.
These -- fiscal conservatives that's why they were put into place it where they were in the first place they should have been vetted they should have been instruct they should have that the party.
That the establishment wing of the party.
For some reason.
Thinks that the tea parties a threat to them and they're not it's that.
The only way I want conservatives -- -- -- out -- that we took when you talk him tied -- can you talk about -- Richard -- right to Tea Party guys two guys who lost because they put the -- -- -- at the you know opportune times.
-- five people five Republicans who lost for moderates.
Who want Tea Party Scott Brown moderate Tommy Thompson moderate Rick -- Linda McMahon and Connie -- in -- There are five more opportunities to pick up sees what the but the party really needs is.
Pick a direction you want to be moderate -- play around this you're not gonna win the senate what I'm not gonna hold out of that what you wanna go fiscally conservative go farther right -- Tea Party and you might win the senate.
I think have I want an can answer basic questions without -- politicians that -- a big gender gap here Kimberly -- that is that the women in larger numbers voted for Obama meant a larger numbers voter fraud and so on and so did minority -- did a lot the Latinos and African Americans and that's -- that's why millions for you look -- Eric's point three million if you work from Republicans vote out this year then then took a candidate for yet.
Some numbers yet sort of your real quick in the in the numbers right now as of this -- literally a couple hours ago to 2894000.
Obama beat Romney by almost three million people fewer voted that means -- Romney would have.
Probably come close to winning the popular -- somebody gets a summit meeting get that turn out -- like -- college.
That's becoming an issue now there are a lot of good to constitution was -- to yell at me for saying this.
Now it's up now now you don't go with the popular vote and you don't -- bad idea.
Probably lost the Electoral College fight 24%.
He lost the popular vote but -- those 31 million more people came out.
Won't always look if you take the 2.4 of the 2.4 percent was different student Obama around if you move that view every single -- -- Every single state back to even but here's where you're just I guess there's no assuming here though it's still lose California -- what people say my vote doesn't count they're gonna come drawl stick around drove from New York -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Republicans didn't vote in new York and California I -- -- know it's going to be a.
We're on it obviously you have a reds were not getting out the vote and everybody knew from the beginning that Barack Obama's -- was excellent at doing that may prove to be -- as well I don't like -- one I tip my -- I thought they -- in a dirty campaign attitude and who they had a great ground game great -- and we should learn from it that's how you win that's what you went -- Can't all right guys good to see both GM and our relationship does the Republicans have put the house the Tea Party -- the house on fiscal conservatives and put that.
And not social issues really fiscal conservative let's play without.