“We’re all concerned about the fact that the very wealthy and the very poor, the most and least educated, and a majority of minority voters, seem to have more or less stopped paying attention to us,” McConnell will say, according to excerpts. “And we should be concerned that, as a result of all this, the Republican Party seems to be slipping into a position of being more of a regional party than a national one.”
“In politics, there’s a name for a regional party: it’s called a minority party,” he says. “And I didn’t sign up to be a member of a regional party. I know no one in this room did either. As Republicans, we know that commonsense conservative principles aren’t regional. But I think we have to admit that our sales job has been. And in my view, that needs to change.”
He adds later in the speech that “every so often, there comes a time when a political party has to reexamine itself. For Republicans, now is such a time.”
I’m only a lowly blogger who takes photos at the RNC, but here’s my suggestion:
Forget about “the very wealthy and the very poor, the most and least educated” and all that. Define clearly and concisely what Republicans stand for. Assertively convey that message by standing by your beliefs every day, in every way.
End the constant capitulation and pointless compromise. Stand for what you believe.
In the meantime, Red State has a message for McConnell.