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Rand Paul: GOP Must "Evolve"

Daniel30 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 6:20 AM
Face it, the Republican Party is already a minority party below the baby boomer age. We are losing the young vote, the immigrant vote, and now our core support is getting old and in future years will be dying. Yes the Republican Party has to evolve. But people don't love the Democrats, those who vote Democrat just hate Republicans more. A lot of independents think of Republicans as a party who starts big expensive wars and then come off talking about the need to cut spending. Republicans like small government when we have Democrat Presidents. Some independents don't think we are consistent.
JustMC Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 9:24 AM
There was only one GOP Presidential candidate who had support from the young. No surprise as to why--your post describes that well.
Rising GOP star Rand Paul made some surprising comments about his own party in an interview on Sunday, acknowledging the GOP's recent public image struggles and the need for a kind of evolution.

Speaking to a New York City radio station, Paul said "we are not popular" while pointedly noting the party's struggles in New England and on the west coast.

"We think the Republican Party needs to evolve and adapt, or we are going to become a permanent minority party... we think a little more of a libertarian Republican, someone who is a strict...