Condoleezza Rice: GOP sent ‘mixed messages’

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Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 10, 2012
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that the Republican Party sent “mixed messages” on issues like women and immigration that contributed to Mitt Romney’s loss to President Barack Obama.

“Let’s remember, it was still a close election in the popular vote and the electoral college has a tendency to make the victory larger in the electoral college than in the popular vote. But I think on the immigration issue — which I think turned out to be very important — and probably some issues about women too, some mixed messages were sent,” said Rice, a Republican, in an interview with CBS’s “This Morning.”

Rice, who served for former President George W. Bush, then took a slight dig at the media:“And when you send mixed messages through the narrow funnels that is the media spotlight, sometimes people hear only one side of that message.”

She also made the case that the Republican Party needs to have a “bigger tent” as the nation’s demographics change.

“Right now, for me the most powerful argument is that the changing demographics in the country really necessitates an even bigger tent for the Republican Party. I also think that many of the things for which the party stands are broadly popular with the American people — fiscal responsibility, a chance to educate your children in the way that you think best, the possibility of strong national defense — these are all things I think that can unite us,” Rice said.

She continued:“But when you look at the composition of the electorate, clearly, we are losing important segments of that electorate and what we have to do is to appeal to those people not as identity groups but understanding that if you can get the identity issue out of the way, then you can appeal on the broader issues that all Americans share a concern for.”
1776 Defender

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Nov 10, 2012
Some people would call them "lies", Condi.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Mar 19, 2013
Did condi get invited to speak at the Cpac circus this year?
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#4 Mar 19, 2013
1776 Defender wrote:
Some people would call them "lies", Condi.
I hate that stupid year. Everyone in London is alot happier than we are and we chose to be stupid and bring something called rethuglicanism to the world

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