Editors at the conservative National Review received the Republican National Committee’s report to make the GOP more electorally appealing with an unenthusiastic high five.
In an editorial titled “CSI: GOP,” they write…
[S]elling the Republican party’s appeal is more about the appeal than about the selling. And there are narrow limits on what organizational rejiggering can do to make the party more attractive. The heavy lifting is going to require imagination and an appetite for risk, and it is going to have to be done by strong candidates and policy entrepreneurs.
The editorial also says the report, which made several recommendations for technological updating and a hastening of the Republican presidential primary process, is “shallow” in its policy recommendations.