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September 05, 2012

WaPo Blogger: I've Never Heard So Much About Abortion As From the Democrats Last Night

If they have any concerns about the "Abortionpalooza" label, they seem to be hiding them.

I have NEVER heard this much about abortion as in that hall last night, even if you throw in every homily of my life. Every other event is sponsored by [Planned Parenthood] or EMILY’s List. Then I moderated a panel for the outnumbered but undaunted pro-life [Democrats], where the panelists were asked by Salon what’s not to love about abortefacients and by Red State how come they like the infanticide president so much. America is evenly divided on this issue, but are ANY swing voters watching speech after convention speech?

David Brooks departs from his usual area of expertise of Crease Sharpness and notes this as well.

“The one cavil I will have … is this speech has — [it] reinforces something we’ve heard all night, which was how much the crowd goes crazy and how passionate they are about abortion and gay marriage and the social issues. And tonight has been about that.

“And to me it should have been a lot more about economics, growth, and debt. And that better be the job of day two and day three because they did not do it here.”

It seemed incredible to me, just a month ago, that they'd be running on abortion and gay marriage, but I suppose that's all they have.


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