I agree with you and the premise of the title is absurd. There is NO issue on which the Democrat solution is preferable to the Republican solution. Therefore, the author has little credility. He is telling Catholic voters that he understands that Democrats are correct on many issues but they’re wrong on abortion and therefore they should vote against the Democrats.
Later in the article, he repeats the silly mantra about the Iraq war being a ‘war for oil’, and saying that since McCain supports it, that’s a mark against him as far as Catholic teaching is concerned, so he lost credibility with me, even if he recognizes that Obama is worse than McCain.