The presence of enlightenment is when you realize you have a problem and you have to fix it.
There is no disgrace in doing dumb things. People do dumb things. They ride grocery carts on the West Shore Bypass. They pet porcupines. They run the Republican Party into the ground.
But you gotta give the Republicans props.
They’re looking for answers on how to get their train wreck of a party back on the rails.
And they seem to being doing it a tad better than a guy looking for a dollar bill in a heavy fog or a hunting dog with no sense of smell sniffing for clues.
The GOP, which toppled into dissonance in 2012, wants to revitalize the party by 2016.
Granted, the Republicans have yeoman’s work ahead of them. They essentially have found that they need to change, well, everything.
That’s the gist of the Grow and Opportunity Project, a 100-page report outlining the Republican National Committee’s recommendations on how to resurrect the party.
RNC chairman Reince Priebus said the report makes it clear that “there’s no one reason we lost” the election.
“Our message was weak; our ground game was insufficient; we weren’t inclusive; we were behind in both data and digital; and our primary and debate process needed improvement,” he said.
Plus, their headliner was Mitt Romney but that was then and this is now.
Specifically, the party needs to make inroads with women, young voters and minorities — especially Hispanics.
The trick is prioritizing that many issues so the GOP resurrection game plan is not jumping here and there like balls in a lottery machine.