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Topic - Larry Eastland
Once again attempting to achieve the impossible for a single party in a two-party system, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus did his best at the RNC's summer meeting here to show respect for the many competing strains of thought in his party.
President Obama has been busy in recent weeks with legacy-burnishing announcements, including Tuesday's $100 million initiative to map the human brain, and some in the GOP say it's just the kind of inspiring idea their party used to be known for.
"It's foolish grandstanding," said Larry Eastland, California conservative activist and former Idaho GOP finance chairman. "If we cannot devise a coherent conservative/libertarian message, and nominate a candidate who can articulate it in a way that it connects to people, then we won't win anyway."