One of the sad things about losing a presidential election is that — after months of everybody in your party happily accepting your judgment as though it were the very word of God — suddenly, all those people get to say whatever they like.
So, if you're Mitt Romney and you're going to dust off your old 47 percent opinions to save face with donors, you're going to have to deal with future presidential hopefuls like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who will relish the opportunity to disagree…
"No, I think that's absolutely wrong… I don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party," [Jindal] said. "That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election: If we're going to continue to be a competitive party and win elections on the national stage and continue to fight for our conservative principles, we need two messages to get out loudly and clearly: One, we are fighting for 100 percent of the votes, and secondly, our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream. Period. No exceptions."
And thus the 2016 Republican primary has begun. Any and all similar comments from other young Republican politicians will be considered an official entry form.
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