The Republican Party in such disarray! It seems to me that their are internal defections going on in an effort to bring down a group of insiders. My guess is there were no women at the event because they represent a different faction of the Republican Party. The people at that meeting probably feel threatened by all those saying the Party needs new faces and young blood. If Republicans are Looking for Answers?.Why Don?t They Include Women? - Political Campaign Resources to Elect Women Last weekend Republican Party leaders kicked off an initiative called the National Council for a New America, as part of an effort to rebrand the Party. When looking at the list of the few who were in on this high-level planning session that included Republican Party heavyweights such as Eric Cantor, Haley Barbour, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal, it leaves one thinking that things arenâ€™t so new after all. Where were the Republican women? Why werenâ€™t they invited to have a seat at the table to build a roadmap for the future of their Party?