(New York Daily News) -- Newt Gingrich says this is a grand old time for the Grand Old Party. To hear the former Speaker of the House say it, November’s loss of the presidency was a good thing, forcing the elephants to examine what they stand for and how they can rebrand and win back the White House in 2016.
On Friday, Gingrich said, “I think we’ll be fine in the long run, but the old guard of the party sometimes gets a little too crusty and a little too anti-ideas. I think that’s unfortunate.”
There is truth to this. Some younger Republicans are unwilling to be seen as embittered Frosty the Snowmen melting away in the face of the sun-drenched national demographic shift. The question is whether the Republicans are interested in real change, in ideas from Hispanic and black members — or whether they are just pushing so-called minority politicians onto the national stage in a crass attempt to beat back the newly resurgent Democratic Party.
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