The Louisiana governor on Fox News Sunday said, “If we want people to like us, we have to like them first.”
“You don’t start to like people by insulting them and saying their votes were bought. We are an aspirational party,” he said.
Jindal said the Republican Party needs to convince voters it is the party of the middle class and upward mobility. Its conservative principles “are good for every single voter” and it “has to campaign for every single vote,” he added.
“We also don’t need to be saying stupid things,” Jindal said, referring to GOP Senate candidates in Missouri and Indiana who lost their races after comments about rape that were widely criticized.