November 11th, 2008
12:30 PM ET
5 years ago

New site allows users to discuss rebuilding the GOP

The RNC has launched a new Web site that allows users to share their reasons for backing the party and to share their ideas for regrouping in the wake of Democratic successes in last week's election.
The RNC has launched a new Web site that allows users to share their reasons for backing the party and to share their ideas for regrouping in the wake of Democratic successes in last week's election.

(CNN) – A week after a group of young conservatives laid out an ambitious agenda for the Republican Party that’s focused on catching up to the Democrats online, the RNC has launched a Web site that allows users to explain and share their reasons for backing the GOP.

Users who create an account on the site can submit video or text submissions regarding the future of the party. The site also prominently features a four-and-a-half-minute video that is a retrospective of the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

The site allows users to “offer their opinion of where the Party is headed and how we can be better prepared for the future,” the RNC explained in a press release Tuesday.

“We are a party of principles and must regain our voice,” said RNC Chairman Mike Duncan, said in the release. “We need to hear what our volunteers, activists, elected leaders, and party members think about the Republican Party as we rebuild, re-focus, and renew our bond with the American people,” Duncan added.

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Republicans suffered a brutal day at the ballot box last week when Sen. John McCain lost his bid to capture the White House, Democrats picked up six seats in the Senate with three seats in that chamber still undecided, and Democrats increased the margins are their majority in the House which they have held since the 2006 midterm election.

Political observers say the Republican Party finds itself at a crossroads with the conservative and moderate wings of the party at seemingly odds and the vitality of some its core principles – like a commitment to smaller government – in question in the wake of President Bush’s eight years in office.


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  1. Purnell K3 IL

    Didn't they get rid of the leaders and put in more right wing people to lead the party, that is going in the wrong direction!

    November 11, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  2. Rob - WA

    Modern Republicans = The New Whigs

    November 11, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. Obama 08

    To "Noah" you are the epitome of why the Republican Party are behind the times. Obama has already started a "NEW" website with the "SAME" slogan he has always used. And, it is generating even MORE support than ever!!!!

    As long as you guys continue to remain "Stuck in Stupid" you will never catch up with the Democrats!!!!

    You guys stay right where you are and let the Democrats show you how it's done!! :)

    November 11, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  4. Washington State Dem

    Number One – get religion out of politcs. Number Two – see number one. I'm a Christian, but I don't think my beliefs are better or more right than anyone elses and I don't believe my rights as a citizen should be dictated by anyone elses religious beliefs.

    November 11, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
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