Romney should drop out. Gingrich and Santorum can agree that if either wins they will put the other on the ticket and choose Ron Paul for treasury secretary. LOL
The the beltway crowd would commit mass suicide.
"This shows that there may be hope for Jewish voters as well, as they come to realize that Democrats are the anti-religion party."
Back in the early days of the campaign, I remember dealing with people who didn’t want Santorum (or Bachmann or Cain) who were saying “We don’t want a Pastor-in-Chief”. Well, I’m not Catholic. I disagree strongly with Roman Catholic teachings and practices. But I am a long-time supporter of Rick. I don’t support him because I’m Catholic. I’m not. I’m not looking for a pastor-in-chief (or bishop-in-chief). I support him because I agree with him on the issues.
I still deal with people who insist that I don’t support Romney because I am an anti-Mormon bigot. Wrong. I don’t support Romney because he is a social liberal.
I would be very happy with a Santorum/Gingrich ticket. I’ll debate Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, or whatever on the side.
From your lips (fingers) to God’s ears!
** predict that this year, Republicans will receive the highest percentage of the Catholic vote, that they have ever received in their history.**
Do we need more historic presidencies based on something outside of the President’s accomplishments?
Toss Ryan and Rubio into the mix and you get the same result, plus you have chance of winning.
That's not going to happen. Look at the states where the most Catholics live.
Catholicism versus Protestantism used to be one of the major dividing lines in US politics. It really isn't any more.
A lot of Catholics are only "culturally" or "ethnically" Catholic -- they don't go to church. Some of them go in heavily for the Kennedys, but they weren't enthusiastic about Biden or Kerry because of their religion, and they won't be enthusiastic about Santorum.
Nor are they going to be any more favorably disposed to Newt. I don't even think he really registers as a Catholic with voters. He has the problem that a lot of people who moved around a lot as a kid have in politics: he doesn't seem to be from anywhere or inspire great loyalty in any particular part of the country.
The Republican candidate who won the highest percentage of the Catholic vote was Richard Nixon, of all people, who won over 60% in 1972. Neither Gingrich nor Santorum, nor Gingrich-Santorum would top that.
I'm no fan of Catholicism, but I can live with Capitalist Catholics. I just can't live with the Marxist Muslim that we got right now.
There are at present 6 Catholic justices on SCOTUS, including all five conservatives.