Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Thursday night challenged fellow Republicans to go after every voter and cautioned them to stop being the stupid party.
Its no secret we had a number of Republicans who damaged the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments, he told around 200 members and guests of the Republican National Committee at the Westin hotel.
Jindal, considered a possible 2016 presidential candidate, said Republicans can beat Democrats on their ideas while appealing to all Americans beyond Washington.
We have fallen into the trap of believing the world revolves around Washington, he said. We have to recalibrate the compass of conservatism. Our principles are timeless. But we do need to re-orient our focus to the place where conservatism thrives in the real world beyond the Washington Beltway.
Urging his party to reject identity politics, the governor alluded to a remark by presidential candidate Mitt Romney many saw as disparaging.
Weve got to compete for every single vote, he said, the 47 percent and the 53 percent.