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Why Catholics Will Choose President Romney
The American Thinker ^ | October 31, 2012 | Kate Wright

Posted on 10/31/2012 12:43:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Why Catholics Will Choose President Romney

Because they can.

Sixty million Americans are Catholic. One in every four American voters is Catholic. This election is about jobs, jobs, jobs -- and about that ubiquitous Catholic "swing" vote in 10 key states where electoral votes will be determined by the Catholic margin: Wisconsin, Iowa, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, the new toss-up states of Pennsylvania and Michigan, and the key states of Florida and Ohio.

With 134 Catholic "swing state" electoral votes on the line, Catholics are about to head to polls and choose the next president of the United States:

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: country; faith; family; romneyryan

1 posted on 10/31/2012 12:43:48 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

well, THIS Catholic will be voting (as usual) conservative. And that means NObama. Romney isn’t great, but he’s not Obama, and Ryan is a breath of fresh air (not saying that ‘cause he’s Catholic — I supported Cain before the unfortunate drop out)


2 posted on 10/31/2012 1:04:58 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And furthermore, with Obama’s vociferous support of baby killing, to me voting for him is partnering with baby killing and I have no hesitation in telling any “Catholic” that they are excommunicating themselves..


3 posted on 10/31/2012 1:08:10 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hispanics are a major subgroup of the Catholic population and I doubt that significant numbers of this subgroup will vote Romney. Also, in a number of regions many Catholics are also union members who have always voted democrat.


4 posted on 10/31/2012 1:23:44 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Cronos

This Catholic is going to vote for Goode.


5 posted on 10/31/2012 1:25:51 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If I’m not mistaken, Catholics (and I am one) always pick the winner. “Catholics” that support a president who endorses gay marriage, is the most pro-choice president in history and suppresses the freedom of the Church they claim to be a part of make my blood boil. Praying we smarten up this time.


6 posted on 10/31/2012 1:27:14 AM PDT by ShovelPenguin
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This Catholic wishes to avoid the following headline in a few years:


7 posted on 10/31/2012 2:16:01 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Cronos
This Protestant has already voted early for Romney/Ryan. I will go with a Mormon, who appears to be a very decent person, over a black liberation theologist/muslim that is intent on destroying this country.
8 posted on 10/31/2012 2:30:39 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: JCBreckenridge

Smart move. Do I really need to add the /s?


9 posted on 10/31/2012 2:34:05 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: monocle

A lot of the Hispanics who vote will be voting for Romney in this election, especially in Florida. Our weakest group here are actually the older Irish American transplants from the Northeast, who will vote solidly Obama, no matter what the bishops say. I haven’t quite figured out what religion they’re practicing, anyway. They go to mass, but they seem to believe nothing that the Church teaches, especially in the moral sphere.


10 posted on 10/31/2012 2:36:44 AM PDT by livius
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Cronos

We’re having an all- night Adoration vigil in the Cathedral the day/ night before the election. Our bishop is very, very worried about the consequences of an Obama victory.

Btw, the Dems, through a front group called “Catholics United,” sent a letter to every priest in the diocese threatening them with legal action if they made any statements that could be considered “political.” In other words, anything that might cast Obama in a negative light. The bishop sent out a notice telling them not to be concerned, but I think it did have an effect on some of them.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 2:50:27 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius
How interesting.

So, if "political" is off-limits, how about this?

This OpEd is damning.... Sestak, others question Benghazi response

12 posted on 10/31/2012 3:01:58 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: livius

The Catholic church in the US is socially conservative and economically very liberal.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 3:22:09 AM PDT by monocle
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To: livius

The Catholic church in the US is socially conservative and economically very liberal.


14 posted on 10/31/2012 3:22:09 AM PDT by monocle
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To: monocle

Ohio, for example. Esp, in the NE.


15 posted on 10/31/2012 3:31:00 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Nonsense. Catholics, like Jews, mostly vote left. Thanks, Vatican II. I can remember when Catholics actually were conservatives. Some of my over 65 friends still are. But, today you have to stick cotton in your ears at Mass not to hear non stop left-wing propaganda.


16 posted on 10/31/2012 3:34:22 AM PDT by anton
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To: livius
Our weakest group here are actually the older Irish American transplants from the Northeast, who will vote solidly Obama, no matter what the bishops say.

Oh. Kennedy Catholics. (like Teddy)

17 posted on 10/31/2012 3:35:00 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: markomalley

That’d be time for another Crusade, for sure...


18 posted on 10/31/2012 3:35:49 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Since you are obviously enamored by pointless ‘votes,’ please share for whom you’re voting come next Papal selection


19 posted on 10/31/2012 3:43:36 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: Cronos

Amen


20 posted on 10/31/2012 3:46:10 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: JCBreckenridge

well, i beleive it is politically helping obama to give votes to a candidate who would only take away votes from the gop, BUT, I like the constituition party’s position and it is the best, just wish they had a chance


21 posted on 10/31/2012 4:49:40 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: JCBreckenridge; Hegewisch Dupa

hd - i beleive a vote for Goode is idealistic and those doing so beleive it to have a point. nut i’m not sure they see the repercussions of denying RR a prevcious vote


22 posted on 10/31/2012 4:57:28 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Go right ahead with your pouty-pout vote. The rest of us will save your country from the Obama scourge without you.


23 posted on 10/31/2012 5:07:04 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (I am not going to vote for Romney..... I already have.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

No, you won’t. You will pretend to vote for a pretend candidate.

Goode is not a candidate, he is but a pretender who has duped people like you


24 posted on 10/31/2012 5:11:18 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: anton
But, today you have to stick cotton in your ears at Mass not to hear non stop left-wing propaganda.

Depends on the Mass...

25 posted on 10/31/2012 5:38:06 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: bert

He’s not the one who’s supporting abortion and gay marriage. No, it’s just the opposite. Romney’s got you all marching to his tune, and the sad thing is you don’t even see it. :)


26 posted on 10/31/2012 6:03:00 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Thankfully the Church isn’t a democracy. Otherwise we’d probably end up with someone like Romney instead of Benedict.


27 posted on 10/31/2012 6:04:19 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Cronos

“well, i beleive it is politically helping obama to give votes to a candidate who would only take away votes from the gop, BUT, I like the constituition party’s position and it is the best, just wish they had a chance”

We can only control our own vote - not how other people vote. The constitution party is the only officially prolife party, and with the GOP nominating pro abortion, pro gay marriage Romney - Goode becomes the best choice.


28 posted on 10/31/2012 6:06:14 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: tnlibertarian

Right, you’ll ‘save’ us by passing Romneycare. Same shackles different brand.


29 posted on 10/31/2012 6:07:33 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: JCBreckenridge

You’re welcome.


30 posted on 10/31/2012 6:16:40 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (I am not going to vote for Romney..... I already have.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

In the present election, those are non issues. They have been cast aside in favor of more pressing problems that can actually be solved.

To insist on single issues is to declare your self irrelevant to the process.


31 posted on 10/31/2012 6:16:58 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

The average state is about 6 million people. So far abortion has killed 9 of 50 states, around 50 some million people. That’s the equivalent of 90 electoral college votes.


32 posted on 10/31/2012 6:41:06 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: JCBreckenridge

And in that, sir, we have common ground - great point.


33 posted on 10/31/2012 6:42:32 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: JCBreckenridge

So what?

In the current presidential election abortion is not an issue. While it is apparently important to you, it is not high enough on the list for American voters in this election to be in any way significant.

The pretend candidate knows he can garner enough votes to collect some money and tell his grand kids he ran for president. He knows he can dupe enough foolish people to make his effort worthwhile to himself.


34 posted on 10/31/2012 10:19:52 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: ShovelPenguin
If I’m not mistaken, Catholics (and I am one) always pick the winner.

Not exactly, the 5 times (or 6 if 1956 is counted, it is questioned) that republicans have won the Catholic vote have almost all been for reelection, 1956, 1972, 1984, 2004, and then Reagan's veep in 1988, and the only time in history that the Catholics voted republican against a democrat incumbent in 1980.

As you can see, republicans have won many elections in our history without the Catholic vote (almost all GOP victories), Bush in 2000 for instance and many before that. In other words, the Catholics do not lead towards conservative, but they will sometimes be dragged along to it for incumbents.

35 posted on 10/31/2012 11:42:38 AM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: anton
Nonsense. Catholics, like Jews, mostly vote left. Thanks, Vatican II. I can remember when Catholics actually were conservatives.

Before Vatican II, the Catholic vote had never gone republican, with the possible election that pollsters argue about, the 1956 reelection of Eisenhower.

36 posted on 10/31/2012 11:58:09 AM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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To: bert

“In the current presidential election abortion is not an issue.”

According to God-emperor big high mucky-muck Lord bert.

Until abortion is abolished, abortion is always an issue. We do not get where we want to be by electing pro aborts who are not our friends (despite that some happen to have an R by their name.)


37 posted on 10/31/2012 1:18:24 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: ansel12

“As you can see, republicans have won many elections in our history without the Catholic vote (almost all GOP victories), Bush in 2000 for instance and many before that. In other words, the Catholics do not lead towards conservative, but they will sometimes be dragged along to it for incumbents.”

Did it hurt to choke it out that Catholics voted for President Bush, who was an excellent prolifer and aren’t going to vote for pro abort Romney?

Hey GOP - you want the Catholic vote - nominate someone who is prolife.


38 posted on 10/31/2012 1:20:15 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Did it hurt to choke it out that Catholics voted for President Bush, who was an excellent prolifer and aren’t going to vote for pro abort Romney?

Huh? Of course not, and Catholics voted against pro-life Bush and for pro-abortion Al Gore, it was only as an incumbent running for reelection in 2004, that Bush won 52% of the Catholic vote.

Romney will win the Catholic vote.

39 posted on 10/31/2012 1:48:48 PM PDT by ansel12 (Vote, but don't pretend.)
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