Well, don't. This "Republican party makeover" dealie turns out to be just so much elephant defecation.
Eric Cantor is set to give a big speech today offering a new direction for the Republican Party. It’s expected to be mostly rhetorical in nature and to avoid any ideological moderation of the party’s core positions.
It’s fitting, then, that literally moments before this alleged “rebranding” speech, GOP leaders have given three public statements that underscore the party’s inability, or unwillingness, to budge in a meaningful way on three of the most pressing ideological battles of the moment: Taxes, immigration, and guns. ...Greg Sargent. WaPo
There's a slight chance that background checks as a precursor to gun ownership may -- may -- get some support. But "hopeful," "decent," "wise," and "conservative" just don't fit together these days.