October 23, 2007

IT MANY HAVE BEEN MORE ABOUT BOB JONES THAN JOHN McCAIN...:

Winning the Catholic Vote (SETH GITELL, October 23, 2007, NY Sun)

In an election where most of the attention has been on the Evangelical vote, the group that could help determine the result in the general contest is American Catholics.

Many American Catholics reside in the industrial heartland's swing states, such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. They could make the difference for November 2008. In 2000, Vice President Gore barely edged out President Bush for the backing of Catholic voters. In 2004, President Bush beat Senator Kerry for the Catholic vote by 52 to 47.

Usually the question of the Catholic vote comes into consideration in the spring, once the primary season is over. This year is different. A major issue among the Republican candidates is electability. The focus is on which candidate will be the most likely to defeat the Democratic nominee.


...but Maverick ran especially well against W where the Catholic vote mattered most.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 23, 2007 7:45 AM
Comments

Which was where?

Disclosure: I voted for McCain in the NH primary.

This time I want to feel certain my vote goes to a winner.

Posted by: Genecis at October 24, 2007 2:41 PM
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