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
NY Times: The G.O.P. Platform
Think Progress: GOP Approves ‘Most Conservative Platform In Modern History’
Kansas City Star: A glance at key items in GOP platform
NY Times: History vs. the Tea Party
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