Über-Catholic Rick Santorum LOSES among Catholic voters in Michigan AND Arizona

  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 29, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    How ironic: Ricky ginned up a phony controversy about birth control and in doing so, he sided with the Catholic bishops instead of the people in the pews. Guess who has more votes?
    Catholic voters preferred Romney over theocrat Santorum by wide margins in both states. In addition to the birth control lunacy, Santorum's anti-Kennedy tirade pissed off a lot of Catholics who are still proud of Kennedy, even if they're not in the same party.

    So sad for Ricky, losing both states. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

    9:29 PM – Today

    Santorum Fails To Win Catholics
    Rick Santorum spent the past week adamantly sticking up for the Roman Catholic church in its showdown with the Obama administration over contraception insurance coverage. He said that talk of full separation of church and state made him want to puke and demanded that faith always play a role in guiding political decisions. He's also a very open practicing Catholic.

    Which makes the fact that he lost the Catholic vote in Michigan and Arizona to Mitt Romney all the more surprising.

    CBS's exit polls show 37 percent of Catholic voters in Michigan supporting the Pennsylvania Republican and 43 percent supporting the Massachusetts Republican. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul won 8 percent and 9 percent respectively.

    Meanwhile, CNN exit polls in Arizona show Romney besting Santorum among Catholic voters by a margin of 41 percent to 35 percent.

    The Catholic vote was 30 percent of the voting population in Michigan and 18 percent in Arizona. But as the numbers show, Catholic voters don't cast ballots squarely for the candidate with the most public religiosity.

    -- Sam Steinhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/28/michigan-primary-results-2012_n_1305523.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008#295_santorum-fails-to-win-catholics
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    Feb 29, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    I'm not surprised. First, most Catholics are far more progressive than the church and we accept that. Then, he piled on the contraception issue which was bad for all Republicans. Lastly, he attacked JFK who is a hero even among more conservative Catholics.
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    Feb 29, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
    Christian73 said Lastly, he attacked JFK who is a hero even among more conservative Catholics.
    And THAT is the ever lovin TRUTH!
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    Feb 29, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidI'm not surprised. First, most Catholics are far more progressive than the church and we accept that. Then, he piled on the contraception issue which was bad for all Republicans. Lastly, he attacked JFK who is a hero even among more conservative Catholics.


    Because by today's standards JFK is a conservative. That's wasn't a wise comment Ricky made. Even I cringed.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 29, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    Okay, can Rick Santorum just go away now...and could he take Newt with him? icon_rolleyes.gif