Watch This: GOP a 'Bunch of Old White Guys'?

This characterization is not really anything new. But are race, gender and age the party's biggest problems?

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GOP strategist Ed Rollins recently described the Republican Party as "a bunch of old white guys." From the Huffington Post:

Appearing on Fox News Tuesday morning, Rollins was asked whom he would pick as a running mate for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Rollins said he would choose Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is a Cuban American, and also addressed criticism of the Republican Party's relative homogeny.

"It is a bunch of old white guys. Unfortunately, a lot of them are fat like me," he said. "We need to basically broaden the base. We need to have more women. We need to have more Latinos. We need to have more African Americans."

Diversity is great, but we'd like to think efforts to appeal to more voters would involve the party giving some thought to the priorities and values of people who identify as other than "old white guys," instead of just planning for a face-lift. 


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