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    Eleanor Clift: Schiavo Case Weakened Republicans

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    Eleanor Clift: Schiavo Case Weakened Republicans
    Commonwealth Club - The Commonwealth Club of California
    Eleanor Clift, one of the most adept political reporters, reveals the US consciousness to us in a way that few could.Clift's husband died of cancer one day apart from Terry Schaivo, the brain-damaged woman whose family was thrust onto the public, political stage as they battled over whether or not to end her life.Clift says this incident gave most Americans a glimpse into the fanaticism and political power of a small minority, more commonly called the religious right. She discusses what we learned and where we may be headed now - The Commonwealth Club of California