November 10, 2012
Condoleezza Rice: GOP Needs 'Even Bigger Tent' for 'Broadly Popular' Political Philosophy
Hat tip: RealClearPolitics.com
CBS News: In the wake of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's loss, the Republican party has spent the week talking about reshaping their identity to appeal more broadly to American voters. Friday, former Secretary of State during the Bush Administration, Condoleezza Rice, joined "CBS This Morning" to look ahead at her party's future and shared some foreign policy advice with President Obama.
While Rice maintained that the electoral college often skews the reality of an election -- "It was still a close election in the popular vote," she said -- she admitted that there is a need for a "bigger tent for the Republican party."
Rice explained, "on the immigration issue ... and probably some issues about women too, some mixed messages were sent. And when you send mixed messages through the narrow funnel that is the media funnel, sometimes people only hear one side of that message.