McCain angers Catholics

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    Last time McCain ran for president he criticized Bush for taking the endorsement of Bob Jones University and spent some time telling Catholics what a bad man Bush was for accepting the endorsement.

    Now, he's accepted the endorsement of the same type of anti-Catholic.

    The president of the Catholic League today blasted Sen. John McCain for accepting the endorsement of Texas evangelist John Hagee, calling the controversial pastor a bigot who has “waged an unrelenting war against the Catholic Church.” blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/02/28/mccain_endorsement_angers_cath.htm
     
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    Flip-flop...

    McCain visiting Bob Jones U. is probably the primary reason I would never vote for him... even more than the Iraq issue.
     
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    I really hoped that at least he'd stop pandering to the evangelicals. But I guess it's to be expected.
     
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    Shouldn't be... it's not like they're going to vote for him anyway. And he'd have had a much stronger showing of Indies and Dems if he stayed away from them.
     
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    Ok so now a representative can only serve either evangelicals or catholics...he can't serve both of there interests...is that what your saying?
     
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    Actually, they will vote for him just to keep either of the two Dem nominees out of office, just as McCain will accept their votes rather than tell them to piss off and have them vote for one of the Dem candidates.

    Really, y'all act like you just figured out politics.:rolleyes:
     
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    No. They won't... not in the numbers that the Dems will come out to vote for whichever dem gets the nominee.

    I understand politics just fine, and I know how slimey the repubs will be with their "Hussein" trash... I am also under no illusions as to how effective that type of slime will be.

    But, I think it was something like two dems voting for every repub in the primaries, though I'm not totally sure. And look at the money being raised by Dems. Hillary can't keep up with Obama with her 35 million dollars this month and even that was a record.
     
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    Primary votes won't matter come the General election. If Obama is the Dems nominee you will find a LOT of people voting to make sure he isn't President.
     
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    I think you are wrong. the hard core conservative right will vote against McCain by staying home.... the only democrat that could bring them up off their barcaloungers would be Hillary. She is so hated by conservatives that they would hold their noses and vote for McCain to keep her out. Obama raises no such ire amongst the hard right. IMHO
     
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