Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jim Gilmore: GOP Must Change

Former RNC chair and Virginia governor Jim Gilmore tells the National Review Online that his party must change or else become a permanent minority (h/t Andrew Sullivan).

The world has changed beneath us. Shrillness and extreme language are driving away the voters who could help us build a majority. We’re not speaking to them as reasonable conservatives. Republicans have to decide if they want to govern or play ideological parlor games. Young people today have a more tolerant, hands-off perspective. Their libertarian philosophy, for example, has to be taken into consideration. Yet we keep projecting anger at the gay community and the Hispanic community, even though they’re open to many of our ideas.

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