The Republican party wants to attract more voters, especially in presidential elections. But can the Republicans broaden their appeal without straying from their "core message"?
FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson has the latest in our series "The New Look Republican Party":
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal spoke these words back in February:
(Jindal) "We don't need to change what we believe as Conservatives. Our principles are timeless."
But Chris Harris of the Democrat Super PAC 'American Bridge' points to plenty of Republican words running contrary to the reboot effort.
(Harris) "We can count on Republicans, from Todd Akins to Steve King to Mitt Romney, continually making our day."
And he takes issue with Republican deeds, as well.
(Harris) "No matter how pretty your words are, unless the underlying policies change, I don't see how they're gonna expand their base at all."
Veteran crisis manager Kent Jarrell says the GOP disconnect is still a big problem.
(Jarrell) "Their core principles are not being backed up by consistent actions. That confuses people."
Jarrell says that's not an easy fix. But freshman Republican Congressman Trey Radel of Florida disagrees.
(Radel) "We just need to be true to we are, and communicate who were are and what we're about. Cutting across generational, ethnic and cultural lines."
Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.