WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 ― Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and Rand Paul are all proposed faces of the “new” Republican Party. These men are supposed to represent a new look and attitude. They have been pushed into the media “limelight” to show America that the Republican Party is “not your grandfather’s party” anymore.
The problem with this is very simple: The Republican Party has not stretched out nearly far enough to sound, look, or be different.
We live in the day of Twitter and Instagram. We only get a second or two to make an impression. Outrageous and eye-popping is a must if we hope to gain the attention of the low-information voter. The people that republicans need to reach in order to win in 2014 are people who are not paying much attention to the administration’s cover-up of the Benghazi attack. The voters that republicans need will certainly not know or care about the IRS war against Tea Party organizations. What they will know about is that Justin Bieber’s monkey could not make it into Germany.
So Republicans must not waste those rare opportunities to reach these people by pushing a group of faces that are remarkably similar to the faces they have always pushed. Let’s look at some possible new faces that must have more exposure.
Sandy Spackman is running for city council in San Diego, California. The following is from her website:
“Sandy Spackman immigrated to the United States from Laos in 1976 when she was just 10 years old. Her family fled Laos to escape persecution and possible death at the hands of the communist government that took over Laos at the end of the Vietnam War. Like many immigrants before her, she feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to come to the U.S. to seek and live the American dream.”
If they are looking to make a “splash” in this “get their attention quick” world, Republicans need to concentrate and capitalize on the likes of people like Spackman.
Kira Davis is another excellent choice to be the face of the new Republican Party, if she will have them. Here is how Kira describes herself:
“I am an actress, writer, blogger and talker. I am also a mother, wife, proud American and black conservative who is concerned about the nation’s shift away from traditional American values and Constitutional principles.”
Alfonzo Rachel is exactly the sort of person the Republican Party should reach out to and learn from. Most of us are well aware of how on point and intense Rachel’s commentary has been for quite some time. It is mind boggling that he has not been a larger picture on the national stage, or the RNC convention stage.
These are but three examples who certainly show a face of the Republican Party and the conservative movement that the mega-paid consultants can’t seem to find. These are three young people who have passion and fire. They have the values that the majority of American still hold dear, and the exuberance of youth that is exciting and invigorating. If the Republican leadership needs help finding new faces, they aren’t trying very hard. But they should fee free to call; they know where to find me.
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