I understand your statements but there is a slight problem there. Within the Republican party, life, for instance is very important, the old and the unborn.
All repubs believe this, but not all are radical like a few. Same goes with Dems as some are for any abortion at any time for any reason.
Yet the media will portray Romney or whomever the nominee is as the worst of the worst. Ron Paul would have been portrayed as a huge racists because of some emails from his past. He was not, but at the end of the day, he would have been branded that way. Sifting through what is right and wrong about statements is something the electorate as a whole does not take the time to do.
The Media already TRIED to brand Paul as a racist..didn't work. The GOP rejected him and nominated Romney because he was a tool that would say anything to get elected, which is all the GOP cared about this go around. People weren't buying that crap.
I'm "Pro-Life". We had a pregnancy scare this summer. I knew that if she had the baby, I probably wouldn't go going back to school anytime soon, but I was ok with that. It actually scared me how quickly my views on abortion changed. We talked about an abortion, and I love my girl friend to death, but I told her I would never talk to her again if she got an abortion. Luckily she wasn't pregnant. The point being you can be strongly personally opposed to it, but I wouldn't stop anybody from doing it, not even her. Whats wrong with that?