It is not so much his blood but his ideas and cultural that he grew up in. An Italian-american Catholic family has certain beliefs and views that say a southern baptist family doesn't. To vote against someone like Alito that has all the qualifications for no reason points to them voting against his beliefs which translates pretty well to the rank and file Regan Democrats that the liberal left does not support their views which means a no vote in the next election. Now if he wasn't qualified or he had spoken or acted out of character from those views that would be different.
posted on 11/01/2005 11:01:52 PM PST
IOW, someone of italian descent is harder for the left to cast as one of the "great unwashed" as they do with southerners and people of faith. They would if they could.
posted on 11/02/2005 4:49:11 AM PST
(If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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