Originally Posted by HolyHandgernade
I think Republicans have to stop making abortion and contraception political issues. I'm not saying they have to change their moral positions, but that issue is just going to continue to dog them as long as they keep trying to force it as one. Democrats did this with gun control (although I'm not so sure that's the best course), but it made the issue a non-issue.
Sure, there are still radicals onthe right claiming, "He's gonna take your guns!", but there's nothing to back that up and for most of the electorate it became a non-issue. Rebs can't continue to fall 11 points behind in the women's vote and expect to win or gain allies.
It wasn't the Republicans that brought it up this time. Nobody said a word of this until George Stephhoweveryouspellhisname asked Romney about it in a debate. Then all the sudden the left was in full war on women mode.