somewhere Peggy Noonan is deleting old columns; MT @paulbegala POTUS won Catholics 50-47. He. Won. Catholics.
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) November 7, 2012
(In case you’ve forgotten: “There are 77.7 million Catholics in the United States. In 2008 they made up 27% of the electorate, about 35 million people. Mr. Obama carried the Catholic vote, 54% to 45%. They helped him win. They won’t this year. And guess where a lot of Catholics live? In the battleground states. There was no reason to pick this fight. It reflects political incompetence on a scale so great as to make Mitt Romney’s gaffes a little bitty thing. There was nothing for the president to gain, except, perhaps, the pleasure of making a great church bow to him. Enjoy it while you can. You have awakened a sleeping giant.”)