Quotes of the day

“‘So our ideas need to be forward looking and relevant. I felt like there was a lot of nostalgia and the good old days in the [Republican] messaging. I mean, it’s great, but it doesn’t draw people toward your cause,’ Mr. Bush said.

‘From the conservative side, it’s time for us to listen first, to learn a little bit, to upgrade our message a little bit, to not be nostalgic about the past because, you know, things do ebb and flow.'”

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“‘All you moderates out there, y’all come. I mean, that’s the message,’ Steele said at a news conference. ‘The message of this party is this is a big table for everyone to have a seat. I have a place setting with your name on the front.

‘Understand that when you come into someone’s house, you’re not looking to change it. You come in because that’s the place you want to be.'”