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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 06:16 PM
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28. Like most religions, American Catholicism is a culture as well as a faith
When North-eastern and rust-belt Catholics (PA, OH, etc.) hear Biden talk they hear someone like them.

Kerry didn't really come off as a Catholic. Biden does. Ironically, Ed Rendell sounds much more Catholic than Kerry, and he's Jewish.

Many rust belt Catholics have a fast, wise-cracking and self-consciously worldly-wise way of talking. Irish and Italians talk with their hands and prize verbal rough-and-tumble.

Maybe it's a product of Catholic schools, or big families. Anyway, it's a non-WASP style.

Anyway, there's a Catholic style in politics, and Biden has it. He would be well received in a lot of places Obama has less success.
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