The GOP needs to shed its image as the "old white guy party," Jeb Bush said this week.

Speaking at George Washington University, Bush said Republicans need to reach out to a more diverse group of voters.


"You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize that in order for a political party to be successful it has to reach out to everyone," Bush said, according to the GW Hatchet. "In politics, you never win when you say 'us and them.' We need a more welcoming message."

Finally, seizing on a DNC talking point, Bush suggested his party needs to come up with more ideas of its own.

"We just can't be the party of no," he said. "Republicans need to offer, based on their own principles, solutions to these problems."

Bush also hinted that his party has come across as intolerant at times.

"Tone matters,” he said, according to New Majority. "In twenty or so years our country will have a minority majority."