“Room to Grow” is the new GOP manifesto to win middle-class voters. We’ll drill down on its content.
Republicans are fired up about this fall’s mid-term elections and the chance – a real chance – that they’ll come out in control of both the House and the Senate. The White House, in 2016, is a bigger challenge. In our great age of inequality, the GOP is widely seen as tied to the famous “one percent.” Mitt Romney’s dissing of the “47 percent” and talk of “makers versus takers” alienated a lot of America’s hard-pressed middle class. Now a “reform conservative” movement within the GOP is looking to win them back. This hour On Point: A new Republican playbook for America’s middle class.