GOP Elders Call for Celebrity 'Task Force', Embrace of Mainstream Media
Republican National Committee elders are calling for the creation of a formal party-sponsored board of celebrity promoters to push the party’s politics, the new “autopsy” report on the GOP’s problems shows.
To reach youth voters, the GOP establishment figures who authored the report recommend the creation of a celebrity task force to communicate conservatism. “Establish an RNC Celebrity Task Force of personalities in the entertainment industry to host events for the RNC and allow donors to participate in entertainment events as a way to attract younger voters,” authors Henry Barbour, Sally Bradshaw, Ari Fleischer, Zori Fonalledas and Glenn McCall wrote.
The group of establishment Republicans who wrote the report did not specify which celebrities they would want on their “task force.”
In addition to the celebrity “task force,” the report argued that, to communicate to young people, Republicans need to send surrogates onto shows like “The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, MTV, and magazines such as People, UsWeekly, etc., as well as radio stations that are popular with the youth demographic.”