Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Whither the "Catholic Vote"? Some Interesting Posts at the Fidelis Blog

  • Obama airs abortion ads, what say you Kmiec?
    Doug Kmiec continues to insist that pro-lifers should vote for Obama. (Huh?) Maybe he should turn on his TV.

    Politico is reporting that Barack Obama is blasting John McCain all over the airwaves for opposing abortion:
    OBAMA: I’m Barack Obama, candidate for president, and I approved this message.

    VAL BARON: As a nurse practitioner with Planned Parenthood, I know abortion is one of the most difficult decisions a woman will ever make. I’m Val Baron. Let me tell you: If Roe v Wade is overturned, the lives and health of women will be put at risk. That’s why this election is so important. John McCain’s out of touch with women today. McCain wants to take away our right to choose. That’s what women need to understand. That’s how high the stakes are.

    ANNCR: As president, John McCain will make abortion illegal. McCain says quote, “I do not support Roe v. Wade. It should be overturned.” And listen to McCain’s answer on Meet the Press:

    RUSSERT: “A constitutional amendment to ban all abortions. You’re for that?”

    McCAIN: “Yes, sir.”

    VAL BARON: We can’t let John McCain take away our right to choose. We can’t let him take us back.

    ANNCR: Paid for by Obama for America.

  • Catholics for Palin
    A new Zogby poll shows that Catholics like McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin:
    At a rate of 54 percent, Catholic respondents believe McCain’s choice of Palin would help the Republican ticket, while 31 percent believe it would hurt the campaign. Seven percent believed it would not make a difference.
    McCain’s decision to go with a strong pro-life candidate will likely help him in Catholic states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio.

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    At 9/03/2008 2:44 PM, Blogger Rick Lugari said...

    Yeah, I heard the Obama abortion ad on my way into work yesterday. My first reaction was disgust and anger, but then I turned my thoughts to what effect it might have. It's going to hurt him in Michigan. We have our fair share of staunch party types on both sides, but there is a strong pro-life element here. Obama's ad won't sway those of us but it may energize us to fight more. Those who may have been holding their noses and voting for Obama may find their consciouses prohibiting them from following through - even if it means staying home. Bad political move on his part, but I'm glad he shined the light on himself and his counterparts.

    At 9/03/2008 8:01 PM, Blogger Kyle R. Cupp said...

    VAL BARON: We can’t let John McCain take away our right to choose. We can’t let him take us back.

    John McCain has discovered time travel? ;)

    At 9/03/2008 8:05 PM, Blogger Kyle R. Cupp said...


    You may be right. I can see this ad hurting Obama's prospects: He's now the one spending money and energy to link his name to abortion.

    I wonder if the McCain campaign will retort with an ad featuring Palin. That would be smart, I think.

    At 9/03/2008 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    GET A CLUE PEOPLE!!!! SHE is a gun toting, Pope-hating, Token!!! McCain has NOT always been Pro-Life - check the record. He is not a Maverick he is a lion waiting in the grass.

    The Bible is pretty clear -- take a look at that - then you will see the real answer!!!

    At 9/04/2008 2:58 PM, Blogger Mark_McNally said...

    "John McCain has discovered time travel? ;)"

    McBrilliant can do anything! :)


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