WASPS, White Catholics voting for McCain
November 05, 2008, 03:47 AM
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I know we don't believe in exit polls, but it's amusing to see this one, posted on Beliefnet. Editor Steven Waldman headlines his report "Obama Winning Jews Overwhelmingly" and it's true, 85%-13%. But I find it interesting that, even in this disastrous year, White Protestants, making up 43% of voters, went 34%-65% for McCain. And white Catholics, 18% of voters, also supported McCain 49%-51%. Don't know if "white" includes Hispanics, as is often the case - "Non-whites" went 81%-17% for Obama.

For some reason, this reminds me of the moment in the movie The Good Shepherd when a mafia don asks the hero Edward Wilson (Matt Damon)

"We Italians have family. The Jews have tradition. What do you people have?"
Edwards replies:
"We have the United States of America. The rest of you are just visiting."
Hmmm.