The official Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address offered the party’s attempt to not only attract a younger, more diverse electorate, but also to redirect the populist anger that is rippling through the country toward more positive pursuits.
Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina is no Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner in the presidential campaign. The Indian American daughter of immigrants broke new ground by suggesting the GOP should take its share of responsibility for Washington's problems, and then try to fix them.
“We need to be honest with each other, and with ourselves, while Democrats in Washington bear much responsibility for the problems facing America today, they do not bear it alone. There is more than enough blame to go around,” Haley said.