What can the GOP do to win the White House in 2016?

Mitt Romney's campaign insists their candidate's loss came as a surprise.

"We thought we would win. You have to think you're going to win, otherwise these things are just a fancy charter tour of the country," a senior adviser to Romney's campaign told CNN.

What went wrong with the Republican message this year?

The AP interviewed members of the GOP and found a consensus that the party seems "to be running years behind Democrats in adapting to rapidly changing campaigns and an evolving electorate."

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"We've got to have a very brutally honest review from stem to stern of what we did and what we didn't do, and what worked and what failed," said former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who ran the party in the 1990s.

The party "has to modernize in a whole wide range of ways," added former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who ran against White House nominee Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential primary. "We were clearly wrong on a whole range of fronts."

How do you think the GOP should update its platform or tactics?

(Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, waves to the crowd before conceding the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) On Wednesday at 9:06, we'll be talking about how the Republicans can re-tool. --Stephanie Curtis, social media host