Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Catholic Vote

Catholics are a more important swing demographic than Jews, but you almost never hear about them on the news.

An interesting article on Obama's troubles with Catholic voters:
If emotional and stirring, the Protestant cadences of African American speech, for example, resonate with a kind of moral uplift that seems alien to some Catholics. The moral earnestness in Martin Luther King’s talk sometimes made Bobby Kennedy cringe, for example. Not just too academic and cold, then, Obama may also be too emotional and “hot,” for Catholics who appreciate gritty ironies and earthy skepticism.

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