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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 05:16 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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  -VP sweepstakes- Who will be chosen? Katzenkavalier  Jul-13-08 12:25 PM   #0 
  - Vote.  Katzenkavalier   Jul-13-08 12:28 PM   #1 
  - Nope. Not gonna vote. I think guessing games are silly.  scarletwoman   Jul-13-08 12:55 PM   #14 
  - What? No Wesley Clark?  Mark E. Smith   Jul-13-08 12:30 PM   #2 
  - For some reason, I don't think neither Clark nor Richardson will be chosen...  Katzenkavalier   Jul-13-08 12:32 PM   #4 
  - And come to think of it...  Mark E. Smith   Jul-13-08 12:31 PM   #3 
  - Lousy choices.  TexasObserver   Jul-13-08 12:35 PM   # 
  - Why do you say that about Sebelius and Schweitzer?  gateley   Jul-13-08 12:38 PM   #7 
     - I think he'd pick Hillary over Sebelius.  TexasObserver   Jul-13-08 12:44 PM   #9 
     - Good point about Hillary/Sebelius.  gateley   Jul-13-08 12:53 PM   #13 
     - There's no way Obama can pick them. How would you fit those teams on a bumper sticker?  smalll   Jul-13-08 12:45 PM   #10 
        - Best reasoning ever!  NV Whino   Jul-13-08 12:51 PM   #12 
        - I believe that will be a factor as well.  Blondiegrrl   Jul-13-08 02:30 PM   #23 
  - I voted for Schweitzer because that's what I'm hoping.  gateley   Jul-13-08 12:35 PM   #5 
  - Wes Clark is still in it. It will be Clark.  NYC_SKP   Jul-13-08 12:37 PM   #6 
  - could be  PetrusMonsFormicarum   Jul-13-08 12:39 PM   #8 
  - From what little you've said of him (and the pic!) I like him!  gateley   Jul-13-08 12:56 PM   #16 
  - It will be either Hillary or Tim Kaine  IndianaGreen   Jul-13-08 12:47 PM   #11 
  - I just don't see him tapping Hillary. She brings nothing to the ticket.  Blondiegrrl   Jul-13-08 02:23 PM   #21 
  - Clark nt  WesDem   Jul-13-08 12:56 PM   #15 
  - Out of that list, it will be Hillary  terrya   Jul-13-08 12:58 PM   #17 
  - And if outside that list? nt  NYC_SKP   Jul-13-08 02:07 PM   #18 
     - Richardson n/t  terrya   Jul-13-08 03:01 PM   #27 
  - Why no WES CLARK. Certainly more likely than some of the others listed.  Sensitivity   Jul-13-08 02:13 PM   #19 
  - Will be Biden. (Bloomberg or Biden would be fine choices, for different reasons)  Kurt_and_Hunter   Jul-13-08 02:13 PM   #20 
  - Yeah, I'm getting warmer to Biden now. I didn't think he added much  CTyankee   Jul-13-08 02:33 PM   #24 
     - Like most religions, American Catholicism is a culture as well as a faith  Kurt_and_Hunter   Jul-13-08 05:16 PM   #28 
  - For some reason, I don't think it will be any of those people. My hope would be  Blondiegrrl   Jul-13-08 02:26 PM   #22 
  - Schweitzer is probably the best out of those listed  newmajority   Jul-13-08 02:54 PM   #25 
  - None of the above.  Milo_Bloom   Jul-13-08 02:57 PM   #26 
 

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