Dean: Republicans "Have To Change Their Philosophy" Of "Beating Up" On Gays, Immigrants & Women
Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean says Republicans will have to change their philosophy and not just their ground game in order to win in the future. Dean says conservatives can not sell hate of women, gays and immigrants and expect to win elections.
HOWARD DEAN: The big problem is though, that ground game is not enough to win. The fact of the matter is you can not peddle hate of immigrants, gays and lesbians, and women by saying that God's will was to make women pregnant when they were raped. You can't -- if that's what you believe, if that's what conservative principles are, you might as well go someplace else because this country has not bought it anymore. We're done. The argument is over and these guys are going to have to change their philosophy, not just their ground game.
DEAN: They can win if they change themselves. They have to stop beating up on gays, stop beating up on immigrants, stop beating up on Muslims, and understand what America is really about. And it is really about opportunity. And the young people, who I think voted 65% for Obama, they would vote Republican if it was just on fiscal grounds. But they're not going to vote Republican when Republicans are preaching hate with the people they grew up and who are their friends. That's just not going to happen.