Leader in GOP's reboot calls Obama a 'socialist'

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He defended the language when asked if that was one of the terms the GOP should be avoiding.

"I don't care. I mean, look, I think he's a socialist. I'm not saying he doesn't love our country," said Barbour, the nephew of former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. "No, I don't care."

Much of the report he helped write focuses on the party's need to appeal to younger voters, women and minorities — and soften its rhetoric in order to do so.