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The Catholic Vote In PA and Ohio

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Bill Kristol notes that McCain could thread the electoral college needle. (HT:

PowderTracks Blog e-mails me that the IBD-TIPP poll shows 11% of Catholics nationwide are “undecided,” which is extraordinary given the amount of effort Catholic leaders have put into instructing their faithful this year on the paramount importance of the life issue and Obama’s abortion radicalism.

If IBD-TIPP remains, as it was in 2004, the most accurate poll in 2008 and the race does emerge as the close and possibly upset contest IBD is predicting, the great untold stories –among many untold stories by the MSM– will be the decisive role of the Catholic vote, mobilized originally by Archbishop Chaput of Denver, Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia and some of their fellow bishops after Nancy Pelosi attempted to distort Church teaching on Meet the Press.

If on the other hand the Catholic vote fails to move decisively towards McCain, the leadership will have to ask themselves why is it that they cannot communicate effectively with their faithful on such an improtant issue.

While we await the results and the analysis on this and many other interesting questions that the real totals will give us, be sure to e-mail your PA friends these three links:

This one.

This one.

This one.

In fact, send the links to every small town and rural voter you know. Pennsylvania has been the specific target of Democrats’ contempt, but that contempt isn’t limited by state borders.


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