Former Republican Senator and Presidential nominee Bob Dole has said that the GOP should be “closed for repairs.” Dole said that Reagan would not have been at home in today’s GOP and that it would be worth the national party spending some time rethinking ideas and focussing on rebuilding itself.
Dole also criticized Obama, who he said has not done enough to work out differences with Republicans.
(CNN) – National Republicans have shifted so drastically in the past decade that the party’s most vaunted figure - former President Ronald Reagan - would no longer find a home in the GOP, former Sen. Bob Dole claimed Sunday.
“Reagan couldn’t have made it,” Dole said, adding he too would also have faced challenges in today’s Republican Party.
Instead of operating day-to-day in a nonelection year, the national party should focus on broader plans to rehabilitate itself after the losses of 2012, the former Kansas lawmaker said.
“I think they ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says ‘Closed for repairs’ until New Year’s Day next year. Spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas,” Dole, who was the Republican nominee for president in 1996, said on “Fox News Sunday.”
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