Skip to comments.Ed Rollins: GOP Needs To Be Less Old, Fat And White
Posted on 08/07/2012 5:48:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
GOP strategist Ed Rollins, who last ran the early part of Rep. Michele Bachmanns (R-MN) presidential run, told Fox News that his party needs to broaden the base if it wants to suceed into the future and needs to look less like, well, him.
It is a bunch of old, white guys, and unfortunately, a lot of them are fat like me like Haley Barbour, my former deputy, and others, he said.
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And get rid of those filthy conservatives, huh Ed?
I may get flamed for saying this, but an important part of implementing good policy is having good public relations. Having nearly all of a party’s leadership and representatives as aging white men with weight problems is bad public relations. If you don’t believe me, look at how badly conservative women and conservative ethnic minorities are smeared and you’ll know that liberals are scared of them.
I think Ed Rollins is Right!I think I’m changing my voter affiliation to Independent.I Have had it with the GOP.
How ironic....Ed Rollins is OLD, FAT, and WHITE
Ed Rollins can shut the pie hole.
No thanks Eddie, don't need Moderate POS like you steering good Conservatives down a dead end road again.
Maybe they should adopt gay marriage, or affirmative action, or obamacare into the GOP platform? Would that bring in enoungh skinny brown gays, Ed?
I have a can of dark spray paint, Ed, would you like to use it first?
But seriously, Romney’s now looking at blowout, now that the midwest is in play - thanks to those fat, white guys, that Obama didn’t think he needed. Other states are moving Romney’s way strongly now - states that were supposed to be competitive - like NC and VA.
Sorry Ed, maybe 20 years from now we’ll become less competitive - but for now - owning the House, about to take the Senate and the White House, I would say that the Dems have the problem.
Thr Irony is the conservatives such Palin, Jindhal, Cruz, Rubio are precisely what the Establishment does not want.
Geeez with “friends” like this...
As opposed to what? Young, lazy, dirty, & stoopid?
And less of a chronic loser, loudmouth and dirtbag.
He is a cretin. Exactly the kind of political invertebrate that delivers sure fire losses with his mewling cowardice. Dems see Ed Rollins and really get to sharpening their knives.
If we had had the guts to control immigration, this would be a non-issue.
But that’s exactly the way the left and media want it and they have worked VERY hard to keep it that way. A black Republican has to have incredible fortitude since it would be much easier to go with the flow and be a Democrat, where he’ll be subject to much less scrutiny.
Any minority or woman who gains national prominence in the Republican party eventually meets up with an avalanche of vicious attacks by the left and the leftist media (witness Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, and even Colin Powell before he backed Obama).
Liberals fear what will happen once Republicans make more headway with minorities and women. So in consequence they have to do all they can to try to make sure that it doesn’t happen.
I’m not saying that Republicans couldn’t do better, but Democrats have a vested interest in making sure that Republicans continue to be perceived as the “old, fat and white” party.
He’s pretty much our Bob Shrum. Please tell me why we should listen to his suggestions?
Ed Rollins is and always will be a...
“Any minority or woman who gains national prominence in the Republican party eventually meets up with an avalanche of vicious attacks by the left and the leftist media (witness Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, and even Colin Powell before he backed Obama).
Liberals fear what will happen once Republicans make more headway with minorities and women. So in consequence they have to do all they can to try to make sure that it doesnt happen.”
Excellent point, which proves that Ed Rollins is right for once.
Has Ed looked in a mirror lately?
What the republican party needs are more conservatives....And I don’t care about their age,weight or color!!
Hey, Eddie, I lost 45 pounds since the first of the year. By the end of the year I will complete my time machine and will become 35 years younger.
Who’s old fat and white? Our candidate is not old and fat. Other than McConnell and McCain, I can’t think of any leaders who are. We have a huge bench of younger men and women, many of whom are Hispanic, Indian, and black. We have a TN of highly accomplished governors who are around 40. Walker and Jindal among others. Christie is fat but not old.
Ed rollins is living in 1988.
Code words for: Support Illegal Alien Amnesty, Open Borders, ObamaCare, Homosexual Marraige, Take Away 2d Amendment, No Right-To-Self Defense laws....
Rollins wants the GOP to go Liberal.
Don’t forget West. He doesn’t get much support from the old, fat, rich, white guys.
Ed knows what he is required to say if he wants to continue getting invited on tee vee and collect those checks!
Hes correct.notice how Sarah has been backing many women, Hispanics and blacks.
Mcconnells wife is asian
I’m certainly less two of those things (I’ll let you guess which two); but the question is does the GOP want me?
West is downright offensive to those guys. Like the liberal white guys, they think he is too uppity.
Interesting observation, especially when the Rollins/Rove camp and their followers did ALL they could to ensure DE, NV, CT remained D....and there were a couple other states ‘we’ won despite them.
BTW Ed, the three R’s mentioned above were females and we ended up with Reid and a lyin’ SacOS Blumenthal. With a little support from the Establishment, ‘we’ probably would have had them in our camp....
to go further liberal.
The democrats had Ted Kennedy as an icon for years and years. They also have as a spokesperson Michael Moore. Most importantly, the democrats believe in fat government, and have a tired old political philosophy based on discredited beliefs. Further, if the Republican party put forth as candidates young fit Olympic athletes, of any race or gender, the left would still attack them and try to characterize them as out of touch. Rollins is off base.
Reagan won landslides by promoting principles that made this country great. Of course, the GOP-e always hated Reagan, and only tolerated him because he won elections with coattails. All the GOP-e wants to be is a slightly different version of the Democrats.
Being old, fat and white won’t stop the GOP from pandering and buying votes. It never stopped Ted Kennedy.
You’re 100% correct. You must also remember that Reagan has left this world and so have many of the people who voted for him. It’s a different place now.
A political party's ideology should never be about skin color but the principles that preserve freedom, liberty, and economic prosperity. Fighting for those principles is not a skin color issue but an AMERICAN ISSUE. WE ARE ALL AMERICANS that are struggling economically and fighting for freedom from terrorism. We are not a bunch of separate races trying overcome these obstacles but AMERICANS. The faster you and others learn this the quicker we will be back on the road to true freedom and economic recovery.
Quit trying to conform to the Liberal-Left's ideal of what a Conservative or Republican should be and start standing up for the priciples that illustrate the true differences that separate and distinguish US on the right apart from those the on the left ideology wise. Conservatism wins every time it is tried and should be the show cased not who is doing the talking or thinking.
Ugly men have always been successful.
What we need is leadership. A man with passion for his topic is totally sexy. We need enthusiasm and energy and straight talk.
“GOP Needs To Be Less Old, Fat And White”
So why was Ed such a failure with Michelle Bachmann. She was the perfect minority - female, conservative, wife, mother.
Over 65% of the population is white. Why would you ignore the overwhelming majority of the population?
Rollins is a Big Tent hanger on. Problem is the tent was emptied by Lame-Brain McCain in 2008.
Romney is stuck at dead center.
This might move the poll needle: I think that Romney should SEAL his Federal and State Tax Records when he announces who his Veep will be.
That would give The Media a double surprise with maximum Media audience.
Rollins and Rove would hate it, because they didn’t think of it first.
Once upon a time, character counts. What a person believes counts.
Now, it is all visual. “Old, Fat, and White” .... What does that have to do with anything?
EF Hutton Ed Rollins speaks,
No one should listen........
Notice how these whom Sarah backs are conservatives. The rest is incidental to her and everyone else.
Old, fat, rich men are horrid. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, George Washingtin, etc., had no business being in politics. Rollins is so over; he needs to just go away.
This guy is a closeted (and not very well) liberal democrat.