Gingrich says Republicans 'clearly have to change' to win presidential election
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has said the Republican Party 'clearly has to change' if it is to stand a chance of winning another presidential election in the future.
Despite his shock at presidential candidate Mitt Romney's defeat in November's general election, Gingrich blamed overly conservative policies as the reason why the party has failed to connect with minority groups and young people across the country.
In an interview with 'Face the Nation', he said that they lost due to losing on Asians and Latinos votes.
He said that any party cannot afford to lose Asians, Latinos, African Americans and young people, adding that the party has to come to grips with the reality.
According to the Daily Mail, Gingrich, who lost to Romney in the GOP primaries explained his shock at the former Massachusetts Governor's loss to President Barack Obama.
Gingrich recommended 'to every Republican' Irving Kristol's 1976 essay, 'The Stupid Party.'
Obama's November victory was fueled, in part, by overwhelming support from the nation's Hispanic, Asian and African-American communities.
Romney struggled last fall to win over women and minorities, who overwhelmingly favored President Barack Obama's re-election bid.
GOP officials conceded this week that they must change their tone and message, if not their policies, if they hope to expand their appeal in the coming years, the report added.