Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Heritage Action CEO: GOP must embrace a ‘libertarian, populist’ identity

Heritage Action CEO charts ‘libertarian, populist’ path to GOP victory - The Hill's Ballot Box - Cameron Joseph:

October 9, 2013 - "Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham, an influential conservative thought leader, said Wednesday the GOP must sheds its reputation as the party of big business and embrace a more libertarian, populist' identity.

"Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Needham argued the GOP needs to 'take on cronyism and the way K Street runs this town' if it hopes to broaden its appeal with voters.

"'Becoming a party that more authentically stands up for the working class, becoming a party that more authentically stands up to a culture of cronyism in this town … is a more realistic path toward electoral victory,' Needham said.

"Needham’s prescription for the GOP comes amid a raging internal debate within the Republican Party over what went wrong in the 2012 elections."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/other-races/327581-heritage-action-ceo-charts-libertarian-populist-path-to-gop-victory
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