If Sarah Palin's latest Tweets and the announcement of her next speaking engagement are examined it is very clear that the religious aspect of her focus has, at least for the time being, superseded the overtly political.
As can also be determined Palin has made an emphasis on her right to life beliefs with her speaking engagement following the Catholic Archbishop Chaput's memorial Mass in honor of the late Terry Schiavo in Philadelphia.
Her right to life beliefs are of course exemplified on her carry her Down Syndrome child Trig to birth and her celebration of basketball achiever Down Syndrome Owen Groesser in a Tweet.
None of this can be evinced as a political outreach to the Catholic community and church hierarchy, on the other hand these obviously sincerely held beliefs and actions would do her no harm with them too. The highly respected journalist R.S. McCain. commenting (below) on the result of the 2012 election, made the point that an "adamantly pro-life Catholic would have done better".
If McCain is correct, and I agree with his views, then a Catholic on the ticket in 2016 might well be a major plus for the GOP.I have suggested that a Palin/Jindal ticket might be a very strong one for a multiplicity of reasons.
Palin, Palin was born and baptized as a Roman Catholic but raised as a Pentecostal Christian. Palin's family were Roman Catholics but later joined the Wasilla Assembly of God, and whose pro-life credentials are not only impeccable, but are in fact transcendent, could attract the Catholic vote whilst, as a Protestant, retain the conservative evangelical vote, which Romney may have lost because of his Mormonism.
If Palin is to make a run in 2016 her Catholic outreach and right to life credentials may tip the balance in her favor.
What are we succumbing to, America? The army orders "the removal of Christian symbols from a chapel." I wonder...http://fb.me/27B0frJbs
Three cheers for Owen Groesser, an eighth grader with Down Syndrome who became an overnight social media star...http://fb.me/1lt71Ie4E
R.S. McCain (At "The Other McCain") gets it 100% right:
Look at the exit polls: In Ohio, Romney got only 81% of the conservative vote, while Obama got 88% of the liberal vote. Thirty-five percent of Ohio voters called themselves conservative, as compared to 22% who identified as liberal. If Romney had gotten a larger share of the conservative vote, he would have won Ohio. Now, here are the truly frightening numbers: Obama got 44% of the Catholic vote in Ohio, and 29% of the evangelical (or “born again”) Protestant vote.
Is Jonah Goldberg willing to admit what seems obvious to me, namely that nominating a moderate Mormon contributed to the weakening of GOP support among conservative Christians? Isn’t it possible that an adamantly pro-life Catholic would have done better?
Archbishop Chaput to Celebrate National Mass for Eighth Anniversary of Terri Schiavo's Death