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Our message was weak.
Our ground game was insufficient.
We weren't inclusive.
Where we were behind in both data and digital.
And our primary debate process.
Young voters are increasingly rolling their eyes at what the party represents.
And many -- think that Republicans don't like them -- don't want -- in our country.
If it -- think we don't -- and then here Daewoo both their ears to our policies.
But besides all that everything's fine in the GOP today -- report out from head of the GOP the chairman.
-- -- who said that focus troops called party narrow minded out of touch.
Stuffy old men.
And also the party of the rich we're back with the panel what about this report Steve and what does it mean for the.
For the GOP what -- -- to look at the context in which this report was released and which it was commissioned and that was results in the 2012 election.
The if you look at -- we can meeting between the lines of this report.
A lot of what is being said here is that in 2012 Republicans had a bad candidate at the top of the ticket.
Who ran a bad campaign.
I think that's true I think between Mitt Romney was certainly a good man by all accounts but I don't think you ran a good campaign and in particular.
He he manifests in some personal characteristics that.
Corresponded with the negative stereotypes.
Of Republicans and you go back to the exit polls and one number that always stands out.
Is the question asked of respondents.
Did is this somebody who cares about people like me and remember.
Barack Obama had 81%.
Of those who responded.
In in that to that question and Romney had.
And point 8% of the the people who respond to that question said it was the most important.
Characteristic so I think this entire report.
An effort to answer that question to resolve that in that sense I think it's useful to have this kind of -- discussion for the Republican Party.
But you have to be a little careful not to draw too many conclusions based on this one years it.
-- and one they had 52000 interviews August 36000.
Surveys and they called it.
The GOP did in looking back.
-- I think that without a doubt you know a -- But the most interesting thing that I think at the moment for Republicans is that the divisions within the party I think we saw some of it at the conservative.
-- political action conference this weekend.
They're people a large segment Republican Party wants the party be more conservative they do not want the party to moderate their views in order to attract.
People who are you know women who are.
Pro abortion or minorities or immigrants who want a pathway to citizenship.
In fact though the one policy recommendation that came from this report.
Today was that there's got to be immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship.
So overall I think there's that this such tremendous tension -- in the party and I think that's the story of the moment.
The idea that -- previous though as chairman of the RNC is willing to take this on and not sugarcoat it is good news for the party.
It suggests that he wants this party.
To change and to respond and and respond to those ideas that were evident in -- And Gallup and now from their own polls that they are out of touch and stuff be an old and I just think they got to move beyond that -- -- -- I mention the word autopsy is the most solicitous.
Since -- street generally applies to a corpse.
And I think it was there -- no I understand I'm not sure I would have chosen but.
It's out there and look I think there's a difference here between ideology and technique I'm not sure you want the RNC deciding ideology we had a good debate.
Well -- -- that you you you can see the outlines.
But the debate in the party I think it'll be healthy you've got a lot of tendencies and it's the new political leadership who will decide.
The ideological direction of the party.
But with the RNC has to actually be looking at.
Is what it's jobless.
And -- it did didn't succeed.
It is -- -- it's the ground game.
It's Tibetan managing their finances.
And it's also the social the media -- Democrats are way ahead.
And concretely it is establishing a -- for the primaries.
That isn't destructive and trying although here it doesn't have the power.
To establish some limit.
-- debates -- that 23 debates was a catastrophe for the Republicans.
Five of them really well we have done.
-- I don't know I recommended striking eighteen -- finally -- previous says you know it's frustrating said today.
To be the party the rich because GOP wants to lift people from poverty.
He said quote our party can't just hire our way forward it must inspire our way forward.
I guess looking for that candidate is -- -- but again I think candidates and their matter more than anything I mean you're talking about a different kind of message coming from hypothetically.
-- Marco Rubio running for president then you are from Mitt Romney I -- -- for all of the things that people liked about Mitt Romney.
Very few people said Mitt Romney is an inspirational figures just wasn't what he was wasn't how we try to sell himself I think you'll have a different kind of message from a different.
Ray and Paul Marco -- take your pick somebody like that it's going to be much more.
Inspirational and Iran and I think their whole relationship to corporate America has got to sit there Romney's image was one of the rich guys one of the stuff you guys I think they've got to get in touch with the idea you can be critical corporate America.
And also therefore relate better -- main street America.
You know we need a good candidate but you also have to have a party that knows how to run their mechanics and that's the job -- the currency.
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