good old-fashioned abortion theater.
What’s the point? I think there are two. First, Democrats are understandably dispirited, and the party’s leaders think that talking about abortion can fire them up and lessen the Republicans’ enthusiasm advantage. They may be right about that, although lots of Republican voters will be fired up to have abortion on the ballot, too. Second, it is an effort at distraction. Anything is better than talking about inflation, the economy generally, and illegal immigration. But I don’t think many voters will stay distracted until November.