Powell: GOP ‘polarization’ backfired in election

Love him or hate him, victory-minded Republicans would be wise to listen to former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s suggestions on rebuilding our party. His reflections on the election are the epitome of the moderate voter’s exodus from the GOP this cycle.

(CNN) – The Republican party must stop “shouting at the world” and start listening to minority groups if it is to win elections in the 21st century, former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday.

In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for Sunday’s “GPS” program, President Bush’s former secretary of state said his party’s attempt “to use polarization for political advantage” backfired last month.

Zakaria’s full interview with Powell will air Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CNN.


Here’s a clip of Powell talking about Sarah Palin and the Republican party’s future:

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