RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wants a post-mortum detailing the causes of the epic Republican failure last election. Stat!
"I don't think you can draw any quick conclusions other than the fact that we lost and we know that," Reince Priebus said Tuesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," the chairman's first television interview since the election. "But in order to get back in the game, you've got to look at and do a full autopsy of what happened."Well, that's a good start. Apparently Mr. Priebus, one of the guys responsible for getting Republicans elected, or more accurately, failing to, doesn't have a clue what went wrong, in which case, he can count on my vote for another term as chairman.
Priebus said that over the next several weeks the party will dive deep into analysis of the recent election and come up with a four-year game plan tailored to avoid the mistakes it made this time.Translated: Figure out how to bullshit people better.
But wait, a revelation...
Many Republicans in recent weeks have called for a "bigger tent" party that will be more representative of the country's changing demographics. They cite President Barack Obama's overwhelming victory among minority groups. Obama he took 71% of the Latino vote and 93% of the African American vote, according to CNN exit polls.Just how they think they're going to pull that off, I don't know. Apparently Priebus doesn't either:
Priebus, however, did not wade into specifics Tuesday, saying only that the party will undergo a review and draft a plan that "both the grassroots and the donors and everyone in between can buy into for the next go-around."What about SuperCandidate™ Mitt Romney? Was he part of the Republican problem?
Asked whether he believed the party's choice of Mitt Romney as the nominee was a mistake, Priebus said, "No, I don't think so at all."Of course not. It's not like Mitt Romney lost or anything.
And no cable television interview reflecting on one's failure would be complete without a hat tip to the Obama campaign:
He did acknowledge, however, that Obama's campaign had "something that was pretty good" in terms of its ground game and pledged that the party would look at taking a similar approach.Brilliant! With a "conclusion" like that, you're more than half-way there.
"What we can conclude is that we've got to be better, and that's something that we're committed to doing," he said.
Mr. Priebus, Daily Kos had your autopsy completed for you long before you knew you needed one. But don't take our word for it. In fact, you should just keep on doing it the way you've been doing it.
Keep up the good work!