Today on Your Call: What’s in the Republican Party’s platform?

Aug 29, 2012

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