In the newly unearthed video, in which Mr. Biden reaffirmed his support for Roe v. Wade, he said he believed abortions were “always a tragedy.”
Ross DouthatScenes from 2005-2008, when the Democrats looked for various ways to cast themselves as genuinely centrist party on social issues, and totally coincidentally also built a huge Senate majority
The Democratic front-runner’s shape-shifting support of the Hyde Amendment left him in a precarious position this week.
Ross DouthatThis story is the corollary to my earlier thread on the resilience of fusionism on the right. There are still plenty of Democratic voters who would back Biden's attempted abortion middle-ground. But if nobody in the room with him does that's what matters
Ross DouthatBut the coalition that conservative populism requires to govern, and last, cannot be build by equalling Mitt Romney's share of the minority vote. It just can't. You don't have to agree with everything my colleague says here to see that