Skip to comments.Cuccinelli dismisses 'rebranding' of GOP, makes appeal to Bolling supporters
Posted on 12/02/2012 10:40:32 AM PST by Maelstorm
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli on Saturday dismissed calls by some for the Republican party to "rebrand" or remake itself in the wake of the 2012 elections and offered an olive branch to supporters of Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who announced this week he does not plan to seek the GOP nomination for governor next year.
"Many of you have heard me talk about our first principles principles that our Founding Fathers recognized were a gift to us from God," Mr. Cuccinelli, who is running for governor, said at the Republican Party of Virginia Advance in Virginia Beach, according to prepared remarks. "Those principles have not gone out of style, and they don't need to be 'revamped.' "
Mr. Cuccinelli turned back to some recent state history, pointing out that Republicans George Allen and James S. Gilmore III each won election to the governorship in 1993 and 1997, respectively, amid calls for rebranding the party. Since 1977, Virginia has always elected a governor belonging to the opposite party of the president occupying the White House.
"Preserving life, liberty and the opportunity for every Virginian to pursue happiness continue to be the purposes of government," the conservative firebrand said. "These principles are timeless and universal. They apply as much today as they did on July 4th, 1776. They are alive and well in the 21st century, and it's incumbent upon all of us to communicate and connect America's first principles to real policies, policies that affect the lives of Virginians, in areas like taxation, transportation and economic development."
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There are rumblings that Bollling is going to run a spoiler independent campaign.
Knowing the GOP, I hope those who call for “rebranding” didn’t mean this “big tent” nonsense aka “immigration reform”..
The GOP does need rebranding. It needs to become a Conservative party.