Stop insulting voters with stupid remarks: Bobby Jindal tells party

Stop insulting voters with stupid remarks: Bobby Jindal tells partyWashington, Nov 19 : Keeping up the strident criticism of his Republican party and its defeated presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal has advised his party to stop insulting voters by saying stupid things.

"We as a Republican Party have to campaign for every single vote," said Jindal, the new chairman of the Republican Governors Association on Fox News Sunday.

"We don't start winning majorities ... by insulting our voters," he said referring to Romney's reported comments to donors on a conference call that President Barack Obama defeated him because of so-called "gifts" that he gave to key voting blocs such as women and minorities.

Jindal, considered a top 2016 presidential contender, said he "absolutely" disagreed with Romney's comments.

The Republican Party needs to go back to basics to attract the broad coalition of voters credited with putting Obama back in the White House, he said. "If we want people to like us, we have to like them first."

"You don't start to like people by insulting them and saying their votes were bought. We are an aspirational party," he said.

Jindal said the Republican Party needs to convince voters it is the party of the middle class and upward mobility. Its conservative principles "are good for every single voter" and it "has to campaign for every single vote," he added.

"We also don't need to be saying stupid things," he said referring to Republican Senate candidates in Indiana and Missouri who lost their elections after making comments on rape and abortion. Those remarks helped turn away female voters from the Republicans, he argued.(IANS)

People: 
General: 



Check out More news from Telecom Sector :: Pharmaceutical Sector :: Auto Sector :: Infrastructure :: Real Estate


Popular Stories

Sufi legend Begum Yaman passes away at 52

New Delhi [India], Apr 28 : Famous sufi singer and... Read More

No farmer committed suicide over drought: TN Govt. to SC

New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 : In a development bound... Read More

Never took studies as 'burden', says JEE 2017 topper

Udaipur (Rajsthan) [India], Apr 28 : Kalpit Veerwal... Read More

Narada sting: ED files case against TMC leaders

New Delhi [India], Apr. 28 : After the Central... Read More

UP STF raids petrol pumps, eight caught using cheating chip

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 : The special... Read More

UP school issues bizarre diktat: Yogi haircut

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 28 : In a... Read More