Lee said Republicans must redefine the conservative movement during the rest of President Barack Obama's presidency:
The work remaining before us, this year and for the next three years, is the most important work conservatives have faced in a generation. It is the work of redefining our movement, rebuilding our party, and rescuing our nation.
That work will not be easy, or fun, or glamorous. Most of the time it won’t even be noticed. But it is essential to our success.
If conservatives do not do this work, we will lose in 2014, and 2016, and beyond. We will lose, and we will deserve to lose.
And whether the people at this podium are willing to do that work depends on whether the people in this audience – and conservatives in communities around the country – demand it.
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