Republicans focus on the future at CPAC
Reflecting on lessons from 2012
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- Date Mar 14, 2013
Reflecting on lessons from 2012
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Good evening I'm right there conservative Republicans many still shell shocked over losing in November.
Are licking their wounds and focusing on the future this weekend here in the Washington area.
The Conservative Political Action Conference or C -- is under way and it features some from elections past.
And the hopes of elections yet to come for Republicans.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron has our top story.
The 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference or C -- is the first presidential cattle call the 2016 race.
And a pair of fresh new faces led off I'll tell.
Tell you what the criticism on the left is going to be pretty didn't offer any new ideas and there's the fallacy of it.
We don't need a new idea there is an idea the idea called America and it's still work.
Marco Rubio -- Florida US senator of Cuban descent who could help expand his party's appeal to minorities and women.
Steered clear of his bipartisan immigration reform proposal for a rigorous defense of conservative social policy just because I believe that states should have the right to define marriage.
In the traditional way does not make me a big.
Just because we believe that life all life on human life.
It's worthy of protection -- Every stage of its development does not -- Right after will be OK Kentucky senator Rand Paul.
But Tea Party favorite who's thirteen hour filibuster challenging administration drone policy captured national attention.
He offered a stark contrast to rubio -- argument that new ideas aren't needed on the right offering a populist libertarian argument for GOP change.
The GOP -- old.
Has grown stale.
And Moscow over the new GOP.
-- need to embrace liberty in both the economic.
And the personal sphere.
Others -- the White House or being urged to addressing -- -- in the next few days include former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker who share -- -- concerned that Republicans not abandon core principles.
In a misguided overreaction to last year's election defeats.
Some including Mitt Romney Sarah Palin Michelle Bachmann Newt Gingrich and even Donald Trump.
-- to share lessons learned from past campaign defeats for those -- future contests.
Former presidential hopeful of Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum has not ruled out running again neither has fellow -- twelve contested Texas governor Rick Perry who said he supports legitimate government.
Just not unlimited government.
Two popular governors mulling White House bids were snubbed by icy pack for insufficient conservatism.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie for praising the president's response to superstar of sandy and expanding Medicaid in the garden state.
And Virginia's Bob McDonnell who raise taxes to pay for major -- transportation projects in his state.
-- -- officials make no apologies for not inviting either -- DR -- saying that they hope that next year.
They will deserve an invitation to see pack 2014.
And one of the -- -- parliament before last -- my report on federal employees delinquent in their taxes.
I talked about an IRS report said that one in ten Treasury Department official -- -- taxes.
It's actually one and a hundred so apologies to treasury and don't want to have the IRS mad at me.
Protect Karl thank you.