I believe it is time to get the Republicans to respect the core of their Party again, or make it plain that alternatives to them will be sought and/or formulated by the 2012 election. Something must be done. The culture is pulling away from a pro-life mindset, and, in another election cycle or two, we will not have the numbers to sway the RNC to do the right thing; neither will we have the numbers sufficient to be able to make the needed "converts" out there to reinvigorate our ranks. The focus there is both on raw politics and evangelization. Failing in those efforts, we will begin to go the way of the dodo bird in less than ten years. Across the board, from pro-life issues to simple considerations of basic freedom, the price of failure will be very high indeed.
I don’t disagree with you. I used the RNC platform for comparison simply because it is the main competitor. I’m not seeking the bishops’ endorsement of the RNC, by any means. I simply want them to point out that Democrats have planted themselves firmly in the “anti-Catholic” position. No Catholic should vote for them. They will either cease their support for intrinsic evil or fall into irrelevancy as they alienate 25% of the electorate.
I would hope no other political party would want to repeat their mistake. That’s what I call real change.