Today on Your Call: What’s in the Republican Party’s platform?
On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about how the party’s platform has changed since 2008. The platform draft says it opposes abortion in all cases with no exceptions for rape or incest and supports a voucher system for healthcare for seniors. Who is setting the agenda? How important is the platform? Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. Whether or not you identify as a Republican, what does the party’s platform mean to you? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.
Rick Holbrook, principal for Holbrook Global Strategies and a Bay Area delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention
Corey Cook, associate professor in the Political Science Department at University of San Francisco
Geoffrey Kabaservice, author of Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party
Huffington Post: Why Today's Conservatives Are Republicans In Name Only
Washington Post: “Rule and Ruin” by Geoffrey Kabaservic
Youtube: Geoffrey Kabaservice Book Discussion: "Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation..." with Ed Rollins
NY Times: The G.O.P. Platform
Think Progress: GOP Approves ‘Most Conservative Platform In Modern History’
CNN: Americans more interested in GOP platform than Romney's speech
Think Progress: GOP Draft Platform Attacks Obama Admin For Saying Climate Change Is A ‘Severe’ National Security Threat
Kansas City Star: A glance at key items in GOP platform
NY Times: History vs. the Tea Party
Alternet: Look Who's Covertly Controlling the GOP: Karl Rove, Scheming Election Theft and Raising a Fortune for Vicious Attack Ads
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: GOP convention to show tea party influence
Huffington Post: Republican Platform Sessions In Tampa Matter 'If People Read It'
NY Times: What the G.O.P. Platform Represents
Truthout: RNC to Open With Politician Who "Should Be in Jail": Greg Palast