I could have told her that, of course, but it is still interesting to hear someone in that position admit this:

House Republicans lost three recent elections when customary campaign themes failed to sway voters and their candidates could not overcome the "negative perception of the national party," according to an internal review that underscores the potential for widespread losses this fall.

GOP candidates on the ballot in November must show "deep empathy towards the voters" and rely on local rather than national issues, according to the report, ordered by party leaders after the loss of formerly safe seats in Illinois, Louisiana and Mississippi that stunned the rank and file.

I guess House Minority Leader Boehner’s bursting out into tears every once in a while hasn’t made people forget that Republican House members have blocked healthcare for poor children, voted against unemployment benefits while extending tax breaks to their favorite corporate titans and continued sending our children to be maimed or killed in a pointless war based on lies that is only weakening American security at home and abroad.

Good luck on the whole "empathy" thing though.