I think that the Dems should be open to some form of regionalism. If an anti-choice Democrat plays better in Kansas, that should be okay. FWIW, I do still know Catholics who are strongly anti-choice. Also, I think it's possible that voters aren't so blocked off as we think, in terms of crossing party lines. Well I stand by my 1/3 rule. 1/3 of the country will vote Democrat no matter what and 1/3 of the country will vote Republican no matter what. It's that other third that swings.