Can GOP rebound from tough election loss?
'Fox News Sunday' All-Star panel sounds off
- Duration 7:04
- Date Nov 15, 2012
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Clear that as a political party we've got some work to do.
And I think the the principles of our party yourself but how we talk about.
Who we are some party of is this.
Clearly conversations are underway and we'll continue.
That was house speaker John Boehner acknowledging Republicans have to retool laughter a disappointing election and we're back now with the panel Laura.
How much -- as the GOP it.
Well it depends on how they react to this if the reaction to the election is let's.
Dig into our core principles and try to remake them I think the GOP will lose even more seats and funny fourteen if it becomes a bidding war with.
Republicans and and this group of that group whether it's Latinos or women we're gonna give you more stop -- we're gonna.
We're gonna do amnesty plus just to keep in -- panel plus Chris amnesty plots or it.
Another is gonna work but they're Republicans I think have to take a lesson from and I hate to -- -- again but.
What -- to -- -- got shellacked in 64 Bill Buckley.
And Brent Bozell senior analyst conservatives got -- that we're gonna figure out how how to sell this idea of economic conservatism.
And in the conservative framework to new voters and what into the south and -- transform Mississippi and Alabama all these places where people had never voted Republican before it took time.
And it took a lot of introspection.
But it wasn't them -- deciding all our entire -- our -- it's wrong so I think depends on how they react.
-- Let's look at the exit polls would point out some of the challenge that Republicans face is put him up on the screen.
Republicans lost women by eleven points Hispanics by 44 points in young people by 23 points.
What does that tell you.
Well I think.
Well first ball losing by eleven points hasn't really gotten it because it that they lost in my thirteen points last time it's more interesting to look at his swing states -- there was a much bigger swing and I think that.
If you if you wanna look at something recently that happened that -- to this -- -- 2004 and that's what this reminds me this reminds me and the day after Democrats.
-- you know just absolutely.
-- -- oh my gosh we have this since new conservative majority -- -- changed it.
To attract them and so I think there's a little bit of an overreaction on the right.
Except for on immigration issue I do think that because of the demographics of this country.
That that the Republicans are going to have to figure out a way to attract the Hispanic vote and they're gonna have to do a better job with women but.
They actually could win elections still -- that that gender gap it's just.
It's just like -- if you look more the states with the where they bomb -- Barack Obama administration bombarded women with messages you sop much bigger.
So that apply.
You know it's interesting because I was thinking of 2004 as well the pendulum swings back and forth.
And after the 2004.
When bush obviously at a lot of issues and he's still one.
There Democrat Democrats were dispirited and obviously for years later they came roaring back.
What do Republicans need to do.
The two elections and I'm thinking of Chris are number one enough for years ago 2008 when some parts of the Democratic Party -- this was a vote for a new progressive era in a more left leaning government.
Turned out that wasn't quite the case.
So I think our party needs to be fairly modest in the quote mandate we take away from this we need to govern from the center out progressive center.
That's number one number two I'm thinking about 1988 from the Republicans perspective.
Democrats just lost two elections in a row to Ronald Reagan what -- we do we nominated Michael -- caucuses a fine man but was a liberal from Massachusetts.
It took three beatings for -- to finally realize you have to make common cause of moderate.
I think that's the internal struggle the Republicans will be going through -- going to be true to their principles particularly on economic and fiscal issues.
But when they embrace the far right social agenda that draws drive off young people and it doesn't.
It doesn't -- single women and suburban women thirty -- I don't know governor senator what -- -- your state -- -- -- or that's what Republicans don't have been elected if I already packets -- one last thing please continue to nominate people for public office who talk about women being raped and that being -- well look at my look at positives and let's name it might not Mike Pence who's actually a great.
-- -- the -- won by only five points in such a bad your Republican's should not get themselves Republicans lost 2533.
Republicans of being back in two states have reason to -- back Indiana North Carolina.
When no other news states -- the presidential level even though Obama had a very tough economy that -- -- -- was gone from the first term all the fat.
Republicans lost the national house by half a million votes they wanted to help the house -- -- -- -- and democratic voters -- more concentrated in some districts.
It was a bad year and the youth vote is very worrisome sixty to forty you can you know which I believe Republicans have the right policies for the future -- that if the Democrats are defending the Republicans -- You need to have a totally vigorous and open debate I believe and I don't think BF has to be more moderate or is the answer to -- workers are the answer on some issues is going to be.
Fresh thinking in this which will be taken as moderate and some issues -- to be more.
-- I think we have a huge middle class problem.
There the particular nominee Republicans had was it was an unfortunate that respect for years after huge Wall Street crisis -- that you nominate someone from Wall Street.
But I think honest debate fresh thinking of relief that the leadership in the Republican Party and the leadership in the conservative movement has to pull back.
Let people float new ideas let's have a serious debate don't screaming -- -- one person says you know what it -- -- the country if we raise taxes.
A little -- -- millionaires I really well I don't think I don't really understand what are Republicans don't take Obama's offer.
-- freeze taxes for everyone below.
Sort of the 2000 make it 500 making a million really Republican party's gonna -- of -- to defend a bunch of millionaires half of whom voted democratic at half -- -- live in Hollywood and are not in a hostile.
Let me ask me about the -- because this is the second election in a row.
Where I think it's fair to say Republicans squandered a really good chance to take over the senate I mean by all mathematical rights they only had ten seats to defend.
Democrats had had 23.
Because they nominated people who were strong enough to win primaries but two out of the mainstream to win a general election does the Republican Party have -- Tea Party problem.
No it has -- Republican establishment -- of Tea Party front and its establishment nominees were nominated in Florida and Virginia North Dakota and Montana and they lost a sitting congressman.
Who had the same stale establishment Republican message so we have some problems have some Tea Party problem at some establishment problem.
And basically they should get away from either but I actually defending the establishment or but I I'm defending the Tea Party and try to find that you let the young people and Biogen salary of thirty I have I can't.
We've heard this Tea Party thing we heard it in 2006.
That had been in 2006 too far right it was called that.
We have some bad candidates no doubt about Murdoch and they get terrible candidate.
It's why Scott Brown -- in Massachusetts why did we lose the North Dakota senate seat because the Tea Party.
But for the Tea Party folks and energy that they brought to that to the four Republicans have been a disaster right now doesn't mean -- -- not nominate great people -- right about that.
But the Tea Party is can they get blamed for moderates losing seats come -- Thank you -- see you next --