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Renew. Grow. Win

posted Jan 26, 2013, 4:57 PM by Victory R   [ updated Feb 20, 2013, 3:50 PM ]

Excerpts from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Remarks

 2013 Republican National Committee Winter Meeting

"The task before us now is charting our party's future. We have an opportunity and responsibility to shape the GOP of the next generation. 

We must compete in every state and every region, building relationships with communities we haven't before. At the RNC we are dropping 'red' and 'blue' analysis. We must be a party concerned about every American in every neighborhood. We must develop the best technology with the help of the best minds–and train activists, volunteers, and candidates with the modern tools of a modern party.

Now, the way I see it, we have three options going forward. First, we could keep talking about our principles in the same way we always have. But doing the same old thing the same old way doesn't sound like a winning option.

Second, we could compromise our principles. Some would like that, but it would make us little more than watered-down Democrats. That would be wrong for our party and for our country.

Or, the third option: We can stand by our timeless principles–and articulate them in ways that are modern...relevant to our time and relatable to the majority of voters. And that, I believe, is how we'll achieve a Republican renewal. That's how we'll grow. That's how we'll win.

In the next two years, we will lead. We won't be supporting actors anymore; we will lead and lead boldly. We will be unafraid to challenge conventional wisdom.

 We will be a Republican Party that people will want to join. A party that inspires again. Not a party that just says "no”...but a party that says "follow us to a brighter future.” A party of prosperity, success, and freedom.

That's the party you and I are here today to renew. That's the party we are going to grow. That's the party that can win."

                                                                                                           2013 RNC Winter meeting
                                                                                                                               Charlotte, NC
January 25, 2013