Many are saddened by Cardinal Dolan's presence at the Democratic National Convention. His presence, they say, will only cause confusion among Catholic voters.
Robert George, however, thinks that Cardinal Dolan's appearance will have some positive consequences. The Democratic campaign team has pushed the idea that Republicans are waging a war on women by denying them access to abortion and contraception. The Republicans, therefore, are villains and should be kept out of office. Or so the story goes. According to George's op-ed piece in today's issue of the Wall Street Journal, however, Dolan's presence at the DNC undercuts this war on women argument. No one in public life takes a stronger stance against abortion and contraception than Cardinal Dolan. So if anyone is conducting a war on women, Dolan is, right? "Well... yes," the Democrats have to answer--"but we are pleased to invite this villain to lead the prayers at our convention. So how serious are we, again, about this war on women?"