A sign at a NYC rally for choice.
Photo Credit: Sarah Seltzer
If the Republican Convention planners had their way, their party's extremist hard-line position on social issues like abortion and gay marriage (See 10 Things the GOP Platform Hates About You ) would be forgotten. Todd Akin’s "legitimate rape" comment would be forgotten, too.
Instead we’d be focused on bad jokes about Obama’s golf game and the fact that Mitt Romney is a businessman.
But here’s the reality impossible to hide: while the show went on, members of the party continued to insert their feet in their mouths on choice issues--or maybe that's not the right term. Maybe they’re just letting their true colors show despite the desire of some in the convention hall to change the conversation.