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-- -- sitter plus the Georgetown law school graduate who landed in the middle of the nation's contraception debate -- tonight the Democratic Convention turning to the controversy over insurance coverage of birth control once again.
And our political panel is here.
-- considered she couldn't correspondent Byron York think hill's AB Stoddard ABC news senior Washington editor.
Rick Klein let me start with the war on women's -- very sexism go to the woman on the panel AB Stoddard is there any war on women and -- -- established tonight.
Well I don't know if there's a war on women with the Democrats have been talking about it for six months or more since the primary.
Republican primary in the winter when.
Took the rhetoric off the deep end about contraception and started.
What was how he brought narrative for the Democrats it's now extended to the definition constitution's great.
And gone beyond -- -- at this convention they can reach out hot to try to put women Democratic Party on notice make -- afraid make him.
Donate money and become Oval Office must take the -- topic of war on -- I'm not gonna take the world I'm gonna say -- there wasn't surprised tonight because the schedules for.
The speakers appearances.
-- -- -- appearing well before these 10 o'clock to 11 o'clock eastern time hour the kind of magic primetime hour.
And so that all the speakers went -- in the center.
-- -- -- -- -- who would have the dunk machine showed up they -- -- -- -- they moved her into primetime I think it's an example.
It shows how important this this issue is and how much they think her point of view the tracks -- the kind of the kind of voters are trying.
Yes hi Rick because eleven magnet to the war -- women question -- -- instead about PS AM platform.
That senator Durbin thought that.
Approximately one fair asking why didn't -- -- platform had changed his time omission of the word got.
And that would Jerusalem about Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
And dad think that I think the noise no -- didn't -- -- democratic.
You know this is a little -- joined vis a vis Fox News for racing.
Now today have big news at those words have now been -- put back in an -- under a clarification if that's okay.
Democrats are trying to downplay this is just tactical changes that the president himself weighed in on this according according to White House aides and then he didn't like we saw Odyssey wanna got back -- -- -- Jerusalem back and there.
But I think these things are are largely selling -- entirely -- they don't really stand for anything and they just get the parties in trouble.
But you get in trouble like the -- folks did if you try to play that that the heavy with this and if you choose to -- -- hand and -- it's really amazing that the Obama folks didn't know this was coming in didn't have -- off at the past at least look at this thing -- and read the word.
It started Joseph -- yesterday he said that cat got the feel and I -- him -- -- -- -- but that that the party platform as a mom has done by budget activists in the campaigns don't pay particular attention to it and it probably they let the -- -- that -- just put the platform and then lo and behold they get hit last night it's like oh my another to get involved.
Well that there.
It actually is there I mean that's -- a -- I look and for you know for people for whom Israel is a big big issue.
And the question of whether the US recognizes -- -- -- through this is a big big thing for the Carolina diminish the point and I haven't.
For the voting public at large it's probably not biggest thing -- in the convention area -- this was a huge story until Bill Clinton walked in the door.
You know and then it.
Kind of has gone away but it was a it was a platform by the Republicans wanted to pursue this the Romney people want to push this because the Democrats head to head making the stink about the Republican platform in Tampa and that may be are we going to see.
Ads about the platform to.
The platform is just nothing Eric is right but a distraction for both parties and it always is it just gets in the way -- convention just like we're talking about last week.
-- that Mitt Romney supports explosions -- an end.
-- exceptions for a ban on abortion what party platform does not.
Allow for that.
President Obama obviously knew this was a distraction party couldn't afford so they have this terribly awkward moment this afternoon where they have the votes and the eyes are as strong as the names.
And it was extremely awkward and it was it that distraction it.
Could have happened to the Republicans but -- -- -- please Ron Paul and all these different factions the platform is always -- for both parties.