ABORTION POLITICS….Jack O’Toole thinks Howard Dean isn’t getting enough attention for his “smart, sensible, moderate” take on abortion politics on Meet the Press last Sunday. I think he’s right. Jack has a longer excerpt, but here’s the key paragraph:
This is an issue about who gets to make up their minds: the politicians or the individual. Democrats are for the individual. We believe in individual rights. We believe in personal freedom and personal responsibility. And that debate is one that we didn?t win, because we kept being forced into the idea of defending the idea of abortion.
Read the whole thing. Dean is right: if we make abortion and related cultural hot buttons into “anti-busybody” issues, they’re a lot more appealing to a lot more people. He’s on the right track.