Gingrich: GOP failing to grasp new demographics
by Associated Press Wire
February 20, 2013 12:02 PM | 1028 views | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich arrives with his wife Callista for the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich arrives with his wife Callista for the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama's campaign was "eight, maybe 10 years, ahead" of the Republican Party last year in understanding the rapidly changing face of the American electorate.

Gingrich tells "CBS This Morning" that GOP strategists have failed to respond effectively to the new demographic landscape.

Gingrich, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination, says poor strategy and questionable consulting cost the Republicans at least nine U.S. Senate seats that "we should have won."

He says, "You can't just be an opposition party. You have to be a party that has a better alternative."

Gingrich says Democrats have more readily adapted to a voting public that is "in many ways younger, more Latino, more African-American, than Republican strategists are capable of dealing with."



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anonymous
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February 21, 2013
And his wife's helmet head is more than I can deal with.
Lib in Cobb
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February 20, 2013
Ahhhhhh, Newt you too failed to recognize the demographics with the rest of the GOP. That's why you failed in the primaries along with the rest of the clown train and that's why Mittens failed in the election. Get it!
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