Skip to comments.The Republican Party’s Catholic Cadre.....Coming Soon
Posted on 04/28/2012 11:21:41 AM PDT by marshmallow
Forget Mormonism; the real story in the Republican Party right now is the rise of the Catholics.
Republicans, who according to Smart Politics have put a Catholic on the ticket just once before (vice presidential candidate William Miller in 1964), seem to be experiencing something of a Catholic renaissance.
First, a pair of Catholics in Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum gave Mitt Romney a run for his money in the nominating contest, and now, four of the five politicians seen as most likely to join Romney on the ticket are Catholic as well.
Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) four of the five most likely GOP VP choices, according to InTrade are all Catholic, not to mention other people thought to be contenders, like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Sen. Pat Toomey (Pa.), New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.).
In other words, most of the top contenders are Catholic.
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Well, we have the anti-Mormon contingent here, I won’t be surprised if there will soon be an anti-Catholic contingent. (Whew, good thing Eric Cantor’s not running for Pres.)
My thoughts of "60 in 2012" can the Catholic Vote make it happen?
See my post 9, my gut feel the Catholic Vote would be big this year is spot on...
Schumer and Emanuel stole the House and Senate with them in 06' picking off predominately Catholic Districts, turn about will be fair play this year...
Soon??? Where've you been? They're a staple already.
But it seems that some Catholics are actually taking time to ead church teachings and realize how evil the rat party is. Hopefully that trend will expand.
What!? No, God said Calvinists!
I, of course, know for a fact that God said Catholics. ;)
I wouldn’t count on it. I left my last church because I was sick of listening to the liberal priest spewing his opinions as church doctrine. Half the cars in the parking lot on Sunday had Obama the baby killer stickers on them. I did not understand that at all. How could anyone call themselves a true catholic and vote for him?
Jeb Bush is a cath-o-leek? That is surprising!
He converted several years ago.
Assumes facts not in evidence.
Somebody needs to stick a microphone in Rubio's face and get to the bottom of just exactly what faith he now practices.
they already have an anti catholic contingent on FR...you just don’t see them except in the religious discussions.
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