Fight Brewing in the Republicans' 'Big Tent'

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In Boston, despite the Democrats- history of internal squabbling, John Kerry orchestrated a -love fest.- George Bush wants to do the same thing in New York, but he could face a floor fight at the convention if he won-t change the platform to say Republicans can -disagree- about abortion and gay marriage. Does an inclusive -big tent- mean compromising on social issues? Will sticking with the conservative base alienate moderates who could decide November-s election? Warren Olney discusses gay marriage, abortion rights and party unity with activist, gay, conservative and pro-choice Republicans. (An extended version of this segment was originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.)
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