And it says the party needs to ensure that “people do not see the Party as totally intolerant of alternative points of view.”
“Already, there is a generational difference within the conservative movement about issues involving the treatment and the rights of gays — and for many younger voters, these issues are a gateway into whether the party is a place they want to be.”
Matt Pinnell, chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, which has been growing in recent years, praised the report on Monday for its blunt message and inclusion of voices from around the country.
Pinnell said he didn't think the whole solution to attracting more Hispanics was supporting immigration reform.
He said the party's outreach should mean that Republicans don't shut down their operations in minority communities right after an election.
The party's message will resonate, Pinnell said, “but we have to be where they are.”
Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, a former chief of staff at the Republican National Committee, said Monday, “Whenever a party loses a presidential election as important as the one in 2012, it ought to engage in serious reflection and analysis.
“I applaud Chairman Priebus for undertaking an exhaustive examination of the Republican national defeat in 2012 and for recommending a specific series of reforms and programs to correct deficiencies and make the party more competitive in 2014 and 2016.”
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Whenever a party loses a presidential election as important as the one in 2012, it ought to engage in serious reflection and analysis.”
Rep. Tom Cole,