Not his party values, but his view of the grand picture. "We're all concerned about the fact that the very wealthy and the very poor, the most and least educated, and a majority of minority voters, seem to have more or less stopped paying attention to us. And we should be concerned that, as a result of all this, the Republican Party seems to be slipping into a position of being more of a regional party than a national one," "In politics, there's a name for a regional party: it's called a minority party. And I didn't sign up to be a member of a regional party . . . As Republicans, we know that common-sense conservative principles aren't regional. But I think we have to admit what our sales job has been poor. And in my view, that needs to change." there is an interesting chart of the Blu-ing of america. State of the States: Political Party Affiliation Republicans ahve done this to themselves. Every action has a reaction, The democrats won back power in Congress because conservative policies didn't live up to the promise. We will see if the democrats are smarter than the republicans. After all, it took this long for them to admit that they are becoming less and less relatable to the american poeple.