Condoleezza Rice is calling out the Republican Party, saying that the GOP needs to better adapt to the changing demographics in America.
Speaking Friday on CBS’ This Morning, Condoleezza Rice said that Republicans need to do a better job on immigration and women’s issues in particular.
“On the immigration issue, which turned out to be very important, and some issues about women too, some mixed messages were sent,” Rice said. “And when you send mixed messages through the narrow funnel that is the media spotlight sometimes people hear only one side of that message.”
“Right now for me the most powerful argument is that the changing demographics in the country really necessitates an even bigger tent for the Republican Party,” she said.
As The Huffington Post noted, Condoleezza Rice also noted that Republicans are losing key segments of the electorate and needs to a better job connecting with them.
Condoleezza Rice also had a critique of the media, Politico reported.
“And when you send mixed messages through the narrow funnels that is the media spotlight, sometimes people hear only one side of that message,” Rice said.
Condoleezza Rice said that if Republicans can sharpen their message and outreach to these voters, the party’s message of fiscal responsibility can find a wider audience.
“Right now, for me the most powerful argument is that the changing demographics in the country really necessitates an even bigger tent for the Republican Party. I also think that many of the things for which the party stands are broadly popular with the American people — fiscal responsibility, a chance to educate your children in the way that you think best, the possibility of strong national defense — these are all things I think that can unite us,” Condoleezza Rice said.