I think I am starting to understand...

United States
September 19, 2008 11:32am CST
I think I am starting to understand why Obama chose Jumpin Joe Biden as a running mate instead of Hillary. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/gerald_warner/blog/2008/09/19/joe_biden_loses_barack_obama_the_catholic_vote He needs to have someone to blame when he loses.
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@nickventere (1424)
• Zambia
19 Sep 08
That is an interesting one. You sure do think so!
@evanslf (485)
19 Sep 08
Yes, it is a shame that Catholics as well as those of other Christian denominations seem to focus almost exclusively on abortion when determining their political choice as they seems very concerned about the right to life of the unborn child over all other issues. There are other right to life issues as well, like the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis due to an unnecessary war for instance. Perhaps they might just remember that when they make their political choice this time.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
20 Sep 08
No, evan, that's not true. Don't generalize about people.
@anniepa (26441)
• United States
19 Sep 08
And who will McCain blame when HE loses? All the "stupid women" who didn't vote for him just because he put a woman on his ticket? Annie
• United States
20 Sep 08
annie I am surprised at you. "Stupid Women?" You are really wrong about the right. We don't see women as tools.
@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Let us remember that John Kerry, a Catholic, lose the Catholic vote to Bush, a Methodist 55% to 45%. The abortion issue matters to Catholics and the majority of Catholics believe that abortion should be outlawed. What Democrats do not get is that Catholics do not vote for someone just because they are Catholics but their policies on moral issues. With Biden mocking the Catholic Archbishops by going ahead and partaking in communion is a slap in the face of all Catholic. So if Obama loses the Catholic vote Obama can look right at his VP and say thank you Joe.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
20 Sep 08
Do you speak for all Catholics, gewcew. I'm not trying to be snippy but no one, not even the Pope, tells me what opinions I'm allowed to have and I'm sure many other Catholics feel the same way. I will follow church law but my mind is my business. Were I in the same position as Badin, I would ignore the Archbishop's directive as well.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
20 Sep 08
Man, I must have really been sleeping during mass! The Archbishops can ban you from receiving communion because of your personal beliefs? I had no idea! In fact, in all the many years I've been on this earth I've never heard that one. I made a few calls before responding to this post and no other Catholic that I know (or am related to) has ever heard of being excommunicated for being openly Pro Choice. It is not a sin to have an opinion or to speak your mind. There are radical Bishops just as there are radical Priests, Pastors, Ministers, and Rabbis. They do not speak for all Catholics. Abortion is a big issue for some, not so much for others in this election. We are not sheep.