Catholic Democrats Going for Clinton Over Obama?
An interesting discussion going on over at InsideCatholic.com, beginning with this post.
See also here, here, here, here, and here.
UPDATE (12 February)
Deal Hudson writes at InsideCatholic:
Long before the New York Times observed Hillary Clinton's attraction to Catholic voters, I interviewed a Catholic vote expert, Steve Wagner, who predicted that "Hillary Clinton Will Win the Catholic Vote in 2008."
When I talked to Wagner in mid-October, Rudy Giuliani was in ascendancy, and our discussion took place in that context. Now that McCain is headed for the nomination, that prediction will need to be reconsidered. McCain has many strengths Giuliani lacks in relation to Catholic voters.
McCain takes away half of the talking points the Catholic Left had prepared for the 2008 general election -- immigration, environment, corruption.
Among all the GOP candidates, McCain was the one most likely to win the Catholic vote in a general election. I will explain why later.