01/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Internal Memo: RNC Chief Admits GOP Out Of Ideas

In a frank and private memo sent today to Republican National Commitee members, the RNC chairman acknowledges that the GOP has grown too addicted to ideology, places politics before policy, and is bereft of ideas -- and that it's imperative that the party shift towards a genuine effort to develop concrete policy solutions to people's problems in order to rescue itself.

The memo -- which we obtained from a Republican operative -- was written by RNC chief Mike Duncan to explain the RNC's recently-announced decision to create a new in-house think tank called the "Center for Republican Renewal," which is devoted to coming up with new policies and ideas to chart a new direction for the party after November's devastating losses.

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