He is right. The GOP is unpopular. We must be open to change if we want to win the presidency or anything else again. From my perspective some of the things keeping independents and democrats from joining the GOP are the following:
- sense that the GOP doesn't live up to it's "fiscal conservatism"
- sense that the GOP is pro-every war, everytime
- sense that the GOP favors the rich and dislikes minorities
My opinion is that the GOP leadership needs to do more than pay lip service to fiscal responsibility. It needs to lead the way to balanced budgets. The GOP needs to favor small tactical military opperations in key places over huge, drawn out, no win occupations that quite frankly the majority of Americans disagree with.