The worst part of last night’s debate, if you are hoping for a Mitt Romney victory in November, was when the moderator brought up the abortion question.
The Republican anti-abortion platform is toxic to key voter constituencies such as the upper middle class, Jews, and most non-evangelical women.
The Republican anti-abortion platform is a huge turnoff to those undecided voters that Republicans have to win. Anyone who was strongly anti-abortion would already be voting Republican. People who are only slightly anti-abortion don’t care if other women want to abort their own pregancies. People who are slightly pro-abortion are turned off by Republicans because they want to keep their own or their family’s options open. The anti-abortion platform reminds the smart upper middle class people that the Republicans are a bunch of stupid Jesus freaks.
Republicans need to dump their suicidal anti-abortion platform. Back when Republican Mitt Romney was pro-choice, he was able to win the gubernatorial election for the very liberal state of Massachusetts. This demonstrates that it’s abortion more than any other Republican policy that keeps a lot of people voting for Democrats.
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What have Republicans actually done to limit or restrict abortion? I mean, they talk about it a lot, but what do they actually do?
This is EXACTLY why Republicans need to drop the suicidal anti-abortion platform. Their platform doesn’t do a damn thing about making abortion illegal, but it drives huge number of votes to the other party.
On the other hand, if Republicans focused on issues that Christians should theoretically care about, like being pro-marriage and anti-casual sex, they might actually be able to accomplish something without scaring away non-evangelical voters