The Republican Party Platform (Rebroadcast)

The Republican Party Platform (Rebroadcast)

The Republican Party platform calls for a constitutional amendment outlawing all abortions and toughens its stance on immigration. What the GOP platform represents and its impact on the Romney campaign.

Election year party platforms usually don’t get much attention. But this year’s draft Republican platform is different. It’s making national headlines thanks to comments made by Missouri congressman Todd Akin -- and by a widening gap in philosophies within the G.O.P. Akin’s remarks about rape made the party’s proposed adoption of a no-exceptions ban on abortion big news, even though similar restrictions have been in the platform for nearly three decades. Other planks include tougher immigration rules and a decision not to spare mortgage tax deductions. Diane and her guests discuss the Republican party platform and what it could mean for the Romney-Ryan ticket.

Guests

Kirsten Kukowski

press secretary for the Republican National Committee.

Norman Ornstein

resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Jonathan Allen

congressional reporter for Politico.

David Keene

president of the National Rifle Association and former chair of the American Conservative Union.

Anna Greenberg

Democratic pollster and senior vice president of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.

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