Today, Feb. 6, is Ronald Reagan’s birthday. Because of that, and because February is also the month of Lincoln’s birthday and Presidents’ Day, many Republicans nationwide hold annual “Reagan Day” events. The GOP has long marked “Lincoln Day” events. The fact that many Republicans have now started doing Reagan Day celebrations is a testimony to the iconic status of Reagan in thei... More
“Romney and Santorum: Roe v. Wade Should Be Overturned.” Thus read the headline in LifeNews.com. My reaction: No, not anytime soon.
Don’t get me wrong, I love LifeNews. Few publications are so thoroughly excellent in what they do. And I like Rick Santorum. As for Mitt Romney, he is not my top choice for president, but I can’t say I dislike him.
But what about this headline? The article ... More
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Romney is campaigning now in eastern Iowa, where he did well in 2008. http://is.gd/Dr8LRd
Noteworthy: Romney did well in an area dominated by Catholics. (Dubuque is 75% Catholic). Just look at the map from 2008. http://is.gd/6vaE99
Rich Lowry says Santorum’s focus on families and the working class sets h... More
The Catholic vote is very much in play in the Republican presidential primaries. And hardly anyone seems to get that, says Time magazine reporter Amy Sullivan.
She notes that “Catholics make up about a quarter of the GOP primary electorate” but only Rick Santorum, himself Catholic, has actively tried to court Catholic voters.
Sullivan states: “[I]f you’re a purist conservative ... More
My my — this should be a hoot (via Politico):
President Obama’s political team today will announce a new effort to court RELIGIOUS VOTERS in 2012. Democratic officials say they see an opening with Christians on immigration, the budget and other issues.
Okay, let’s stop right there. Immigration was an issue Obama and the Democrats completely failed to do anything about in the fi... More
In an op-ed for The Hill, John Feehery nails Obama’s Catholic Problem:
The Obama administration is treading on dangerous water here. Catholics don’t vote as a straight bloc, but winning the Catholic vote is critical to winning elections.
Catholics also don’t necessarily all agree on every issue. There are plenty of pro-choice Catholic voters, just as there are orthodox Catholics who agre... More
Liberals are reading the same exit polls as we are, and it’s safe to say it has them spooked.
Deal Hudson writes about the new emerging Catholic Vote:
Pushed, in part, by concern about the health care bill, Catholic voters across the nation returned to the GOP in numbers resembling the presidential victory of George W. Bush in 2004. CNN exit polls record 55 percent of Catholics voted for the... More
Papists, I’m proud of us.
America now once again has a pro-life majority in the House of Representatives. Catholyc Nancy Pelosi, after a lame duck session, will no longer be Speaker of the House. Across the nation, pro-life, pro-marriage conservative candidates pulled off impressive victories. All told, Republicans picked up 60 seats in the House of Representatives, and 6 in the Senate. Many... More
It’s election day! Have you voted yet?
Have you reminded your papist friends to do so as well?
It’s a brisk morning here in Washington, DC. This evening will be stacked with election return-watching festivities, and today is packed with last-minute writing.
Here are a handful of links I haven’t gotten a chance to post yet today, which have relevance to the topic of the Catholic V... More
This November, like every election season, everyone is interested in the Catholic Vote, especially after a new poll came out which suggests the Democrats have lost 34 points of support among Catholics since 2008.
Understanding the Catholic Vote can be daunting at first, but some insights are straightforward enough, such as the five points presented by Deal Hudson. Here’s my list of five: