It’s true that most of Senator Clinton’s supporters presumably will flinch if they contemplate a McCain Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
So what is it that brings Dems together? The imperative to end a war in Iraq over which they have expended endless fury? The desire to help those salt-of-the-earthers who work hard and play by the rules to whom they've demagogued shamelessly? Nah. At the end of the day, it's abortion. Abortion is the central, organizational value of the Dem party, the one that will unite it regardless of who is its candidate.
The GOP has its serious problems. But what does it say about a party if its single most sacred principle, the shared value that will make factions set aside their antipathies, is the preservation of the right to end innocent life?
(Photo: Fred R. Conrad, NY Times)