Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Sunday that the take away for Republicans from the 2012 elections is that the party needs to expand its appeal by more effectively presenting conservatism as the best way to address the nation's problems.
"We have to expand our appeal to more people and show how we will take the country's founding principles and apply them to the problems of the day to offer solutions to fix our problems," Ryan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "We have to show our ideas are better at fighting poverty, how our ideas are better at solving health care, how our ideas are better at solving the problems that people are experiencing in their daily lives. And that's a challenge that we have to rise to. And I think we're up for it."