My Monday column. This outreach thing is going to be fun and frustrating to observe.
Tomorrow marks exactly two weeks since Mitt Romney decisively lost the 2012 election to President Obama. In this relatively short period of time, the consensus from both observers and insiders alike is that the Republican Party needs to (ahem) evolve or die.
The evolution has to include an outreach to women, to Latinos and other minorities and broadening the youth appeal of the party, while spending less time pandering to the crazy fringe. Otherwise the increasingly white rural Christian male base will slowly strangle and kill the party — further infecting it with an archaic 1950s monochromatic necrosis rather than establishing a plan with an eye on the 2050s.
So how are they doing so far? [continued]