. First Bobby Jindal, and now Susana Martinez: Martinez criticizes Romney comments, points way forward for GOP - James Hohmann - POLITICO.com From the piece: Shes been publicly critical of Romney before. In a May interview, she criticized his embrace of self-deportation. In September, she criticized the failed GOP nominees caught-on-camera assertion that 47 percent of voters are dependent on government, and returned to the topic here but using harsher terms. Its a ridiculous statement to make, she said. You want to earn the vote of every single person you can It doesnt matter whether individuals are in need of assistance of the government or individuals who are in college, it doesnt matter. Why would you ever write off 47 percent? Hopefully the GOP's introspection will continue and it will save itself from further decay by listening to new leaders like these. America needs two strong, credible parties, and the GOP needs strong leaders who aren't willing to give in to the absolutist crazies any more. .