, JohnAskew wrote

http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/11/14/state-republican-party-rejects-national-party-stance-abortion/WyJVmN1EfdHbYpOgcFaemK/story.html

PLYMOUTH — In a partial defeat for the socially conservative wing of the Massachusetts GOP, the Republican State Committee effectively rejected the national party platform's strict language on abortion Tuesday night.

A Republican move to the political middle is inevitable after losing elections this fall. Now, how the northern social liberals are going to corral the ignomious southern social conservative (bible belt folk), is the real fight that is brewing.

Democrats have yet to move to the middle on social issues, either, so its a bit of a double standard expecting Republicans to. Extreme is extreme, doesn't matter if its extreme liberal or extreme conservative.