The Future Of The GOP

The Future Of The GOP

The Republican Party controls the House but has lost the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections. GOP efforts to position the party for future success.

Stunned by electoral losses last fall, the Republican National Committee commissioned an analysis of the GOP. It found the party had come to be defined by what it's against, not by what it stands for. In a recent speech, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said, "Way too many people believe Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker." Some believe extremists have hijacked the party - hurting moderates at the polls and in Congress. In a TV interview over the weekend, former Republican Senator Bob Dole suggested he barely recognizes today's GOP. Diane and guests assess the future of the Republican Party.


David Winston

Republican strategist, president of the Winston Group and CBS News consultant. He has served as an adviser to the House and Senate Republican leadership for more than a decade.

Michelle Bernard

founder and president of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy.

Adam Brandon

executive vice president, FreedomWorks.

Alfonso Aguilar

executive director, the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles; chief of the U.S. Office of Citizenship in the George W. Bush administration.

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