He is well positioned with less than 100 days to go — and among Catholic voters in key states.
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If nothing else, Catholics should vote against Obama for his political ineptitude if not his militant secular humanism. He has even managed to bring the presidents of evangelical Wheaton College and Catholic University together to denounce his recent HHS mandates as a violation of religious liberty.
The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University reports that there are an estimated 55.6 million Catholics of voting age, nearly 8 in 10 reside in the 16 states with 306 electoral votes. The big states like California, New York, and Texas are clearly not in play. But in Florida, where the Hispanic vote is also Cuban and Republican, Catholics made up 28 percent of the vote in 2008. In Ohio it was 23 percent, 26 percent in Michigan (which also has an active pro-life movement), and 33 percent in Wisconsin, which now looks in reach given the outcome of the recent gubernatorial recall election. To pretend that the Catholic voter, presently being mobilized by his or her bishop to resist the Obama administration on an existential question of church freedom, is nothing of consequence, is a very bad joke.
Governor Romney is fortunate that his opponent is doing everything in his power to alienate Catholics in these and other swing states. They are still the “jump ball” in this political game.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?