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Gingrich: Karl Rove's super PAC plan is a 'dangerous model'

February 20, 2013

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich had some tough words for forward-looking Republicans hoping for demographic gains and for Karl Rove’s plan to use super PACs to boost the GOP’s efforts.

In an interview Wednesday on “CBS This Morning,” Gingrich warned that Republicans’ failure to appeal to a “younger, more Latino, more African-American” population could make them “non-competitive at the presidential level.”

“I think a lot of our consultants are, frankly, just kidding themselves about how big the gap is,” Gingrich said of Republicans’ understanding of the demographic and electoral landscape.

Gingrich then called Karl Rove’s plan to promote less-radically conservative Senate candidates by using super PACs a “terrible idea.”

“We don’t want to become a party in which a handful of political bosses gather up money from billionaires in order to destroy the candidates which they don’t like,” Gingrich said.

“I think this a very dangerous model,” he said. “The fact is we lost nine U.S. Senate races we could have won. There is some very deep rethinking we need to do as a party, but it isn’t gathering up money by Washington consultants to handpick the people they think should be in the U.S. Senate.”

by Anonymousreply 702/22/2013

Awe shucks, it is not!

by Anonymousreply 102/20/2013

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by Anonymousreply 202/21/2013

It's nice to see the Pubbies fighting each other.

by Anonymousreply 302/22/2013

Pass the popcorn...

by Anonymousreply 402/22/2013

[quote]“We don’t want to become a party in which a handful of political bosses gather up money from billionaires in order to destroy the candidates which they don’t like,” Gingrich said.

Says the man who sucked at the tit of Sheldon Adelson and carpet bombed his opposition with negative ads.

by Anonymousreply 502/22/2013

Rove isn't the problem. It's the GOP's message. No one in the party dares to say that.

Michael Gersen's editorial, also from the WP ("At the national level, Republicans have a winning message for a nation that no longer exists.") goes into more detail.

by Anonymousreply 602/22/2013

Projecting as usual.

by Anonymousreply 702/22/2013
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