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Mitt Romney chose the conservative political action conference for his first public speech since losing the 2012 election.
And urged Republicans to raise their heads and renew the fight.
It's fashionable in some circles to.
Be pessimistic about American.
About conservative solutions about the Republican Party by utterly reject pessimism.
They may not have carried on November 7 but we haven't watched the country we love and we have not lost our way.
Has the right tries to expand its appeal to minorities and women -- his former running mate argued that the GOP needs to replace lip service with a real action.
We can't just talk about these communities.
We have to talk with them.
We have to engage them because leaders.
Leaders don't just speak up they listen to.
A day after Florida senator Marco Rubio who personally opposes gay marriage said it should be up to the states to decide.
At the same time Kentucky senator Rand Paul urged the GOP to be more considerate of liberty in the quote social -- Ohio senator Rob Portman announced that he no longer opposes gay marriage because since 2011 he's -- that one of his sons is -- quote.
All of our sons and daughters ought to have the same opportunity to experience the joy instability of marriage.
Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum arguably the most socially conservative -- twelve GOP presidential contender.
But -- conservatives about sacrifice and traditional values in the name of political victory.
For those and our movement who want to abandon.
Our country's moral underpinnings so we can wind.
Permitted to paraphrase a great teacher.
What does it profit a movement.
To gain the country.
And lose its own soul.
And Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal who's emerged as a tough critic of Republican emphasis in Washington on budget politics instead of jobs and growth.
Rattled off some of his best one liners about the 2016 race.
Down -- street that is I am too skinny -- to run for present United States.
-- if that's what my friend Chris Christie doesn't all the time.
And tonight's headliner is former Florida governor Jeb Bush who for years.
Has spurned any talk a little run for president but recently -- said he's not ruling it out.
And yet he's taken his name off the straw poll ballot for tomorrow saying it's just too early to be talking about -- -- Except that that's a real big part of what this whole conference has been about the last two days and we'll continue tomorrow right exactly Carl Cameron live its impact Carl thank you.
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