Devlin Barrett | Washington | July 22
AP – Democrats need to reach out to voters who oppose abortion rights and promote candidates who share that view, the head of the party said Friday. Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told a group of college Democrats that their party has to change its approach in the debate over abortion.
“I think we need to talk about this issue differently,” said Dean. “The Republicans have painted us as a pro-abortion party. I don’t know anybody in America who is pro-abortion.” Dean’s approach echoed similar arguments advanced in recent months by former President Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.
“We do have to have a big tent. I do think we need to welcome pro-life Democrats into this party,” said Dean. Still, he added, “I think that we must be absolutely firm in being the party of individual freedom and personal freedom, which means that in the end the government doesn’t get to decide, we do.”
Comment: I hope hope hope that they are headed in this direction with this meme because I think that would resound right now. It all depends on how its handled. It’s going to be scary for a while….