WASHINGTON DC, (WSAU) Wisconsin’s Scott Walker said on “Fox News Sunday” that Americans still trust Republicans – and governors like him can play a key role in making the party more diverse.
The G-O-P’s been doing a lot of soul-searching since losing to President Obama 13 days ago. Democrat Obama got 80-percent of the non-white vote in exit polls – and Republican Mitt Romney outperformed 2008 nominee John McCain among white men, and still couldn’t win.
Non-whites made up 28-percent of voters this year, up from 20-percent in 2000 – and the biggest growth came from Hispanics. Walker will continue to have a high national profile as the new vice-chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
He said 30 states will have G-O-P governors in January so quote, “The trust factor is there.” Walker said his party has a great message that works for young people and immigrants and for quote, “anyone who wants to live their piece of the American dream.”
In a conference call with donors, Romney blamed his loss on “extraordinary financial gifts” which he said Obama gave to his political base – blacks, Hispanics, and young people. But Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the incoming chair of the G-O-P governors, said it’s not good politics to insult people and say their votes were bought.
On C-N-N, former U-S Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said he has formed a campaign group to support Republicans who back immigration reform – including a legal status for the 11-million illegal immigrants now in the country.