As Radio Iowa reports, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is arguing that nominating a Catholic candidate would help the GOP. (Hat tip: Politico). “The Republican Party has never nominated a Roman Catholic,” the former Pennsylvania senator said in Ames Monday. “That might not be a bad idea when you think of Iowa, Pennsylvania, Florida and some of the big swing states in the east.”
Already Thomas has made a policy-dominated case for Santorum as a Catholic candidate. Now Santorum is making a political case for a Catholic candidate in general. Is Santorum correct? Would you, your friends, or family members be more likely to vote for a Republican presidential nominee because of his Catholicism?