You missed the whole point. Protestants voted for Obama, as well, and only by a slightly lesser margin... How sad.
I disagree - I missed nothing. I daresay that no FReeper is exactly proud of how their particular group responded to this election, in how their group voted if not in the choice of candidates their party offered. Making claims to the contrary is pure mind-reading.
On the other hand, claiming that Protestants voted like the Catholics did, "by a slightly lesser margin" is disingenuous at best, and pure propaganda at least. Here are those exit polling numbers again. This time I've left out the "evangelicals" and and group that I don't have contrasting numbers for. The others I've grouped into pairs, to demonstrate how wrong that idea is. Note that in each category, there's at least a ten-point difference between how Protestants and Catholics voted...
65% McCain, xx% Obama - Weekly church-attending Protestants7**
55% McCain, 43% Obama - Weekly mass-attending Catholics 6,9
65% McCain, 34% Obama - White Protestants7,8
51% McCain, 49% Obama - White Catholics1,7
54% McCain, 45% Obama - Protestants6,8
45% McCain, 54% Obama - Catholics1,4,6,8,9,10
** No source provided voting percentages for the other party.
1 The Awesome Blue God -- How Obama Forged A New Faith Coalition
2 Exit polls: 78% of Jews voted for Obama
3 Utah's red loses some of its luster
4 Obama's Religious Appeal: Still Missing Evangelicals - which TIME renamed as Obama: Bringing (Some) Evangelicals In
5 The Evangelical Electoral Map
6 What's wrong with Catholic voters? What's wrong with Catholics?
7 Evangelical Voters Favor McCain by Wide Margins
8 Catholic voters heavily favored Obama, analysis shows
9 What Happened to the Catholic Vote?
10 Loyal to the End: Evangelicals Stay the Course
All numbers cited are the first ones reported in the press. In cases of multiple reports, some percentages cited were not exact. However, the number was within 2% of all the other sources, lending credence to the general number & placement overall.