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Closing Arguments In Wisconsin

posted at 3:26 pm on October 27, 2012 by

First, the demographics of the state. Wisconsin has 5.7 million people living in it. Catholics make of 1.7 million of them, and when you add mainline and evangelical protestants, 80% of the state’s population have a values component to their vote.

Barack Obama’s closing argument? Have this girl tell you to vote for Barack because it’s just like losing your virginity.

The Catholic Church’s closing argument?

This is Green Bay Bishop David Ricken, who just sent out a letter to parishioners in Green Bay that voting for candidates who support intrinsic evil such as abortion and gay marriage could put their souls in jeopardy.

In case you haven’t figured out, yet, the Catholic Church in America, certainly at the bishop level, have figured out they cannot sit on the sidelines this time, because the modern day Democratic Party is an existential threat. And it’s not just because of the radical social issues to which the Democratic Party is clutching tighter, but because of the HHS mandates. The bishops and cardinals see that it’s not just creeping into the destruction of freedom of religion in this country, it’s a full scale offensive, and the Church cannot remain silent.

10 days to go. Will the Badger State let government and union beliefs trump traditional religious beliefs? Or will they see ads above as off-putting as the rest of the country’s values voters do?

By the way, Rasmussen has the race in a dead heat. 49-49.

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Turnout, turnout, turnout. Boots on the ground. This is what will decide this election. America will be saved by the active, positive effort of Americans.

Dirt McGirt on October 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Let the Romney Tsunami roll through the polls and and on into DC and Pennsylvania Avenue.

stukinIL4now on October 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Thanks for bringing back comments here. I am also enjoying the quick hit posts here Now I like the overa changes presented.

karenhasfreedom on October 27, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Who is Duane Patterson?

OmahaConservative on October 27, 2012 at 4:06 PM

There was a Tea Party rally today in Racine WI. HUNDREDS of nails were found in the parking area, courtesy of all the compassionate tolerant leftys who want civility restored to our political process.

fatigue on October 27, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Hopefully these priests and all clergy will encourage their congregations to vote and talk to their friends and help drive people to the polls, etc.etc. Our Presbyterian pastor has made no bones about how Obama’s got to go, and I haven’t heard anyone disagree with him.

BettyRuth on October 27, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Who is Duane Patterson?

OmahaConservative on October 27, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Hugh Hewitt’s producer and regular Friday guest on The Ed Morrissey Show.

Guess Ed/AP were seroius about Green Room 3.0 being a Salem family repository.

Steve Eggleston on October 27, 2012 at 4:28 PM

There was a Tea Party rally today in Racine WI. HUNDREDS of nails were found in the parking area, courtesy of all the compassionate tolerant leftys who want civility restored to our political process.

Obama’s brown shirts in action

johnnybgood on October 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Wait, wait, wait: The “take me Obama” girl’s name is Lena Dunham?

A cousin, on his mother’s side, maybe? Or just a coincidence?

iurockhead on October 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Steve Eggleston on October 27, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I’m really going to miss your blogs, a lot…

OmahaConservative on October 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Perfect! Hey all you Obama lovers, your first time should be really special so don’t vote in any other races; just vote for Obama.

Obama could gain dozens of votes with e message like this — and their down ballot races could lose millions.

Pythagoras on October 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The priest at my church (located in diocese of Madison) has spoken several times from the pulpit about the HHS mandates, and encouraged parishioners to vote in keeping with Catholic values.

Wendy on October 27, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Steve Eggleston on October 27, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I’m really going to miss your blogs, a lot…

OmahaConservative on October 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Me too!

wi farmgirl on October 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Steve Eggleston on October 27, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I’m really going to miss your blogs, a lot…

OmahaConservative on October 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Me too!

wi farmgirl on October 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Steve just needs some time away from blogging. I completely understand it. I have a very small blog, and I post as the spirit moves me, not by a schedule. Steve, take it easy for a bit, then come back please.

simkeith on October 27, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Wisconsin was ALWAYS going to be close, the earlier polls showing an Obama lead were all skewed samples. In 2010, the GOP swept the state with Walker and took the majorities in the legislature. In 2011, they reelected the Republican Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. In 2012, they won the Walker recall and most of the Senate recalls.

There was NEVER any evidence Wisconsin was going to be easy for Obama. The fact that Ryan is from there doesn’t hurt, but probably isn’t a major factor.

Bandwagons, or “preference cascades,” if you prefer, never start out as avalanches or tidal waves. They start slow, but once they start they are steady, growing inexorably stronger.

Adjoran on October 28, 2012 at 12:17 AM

This Lena looks like an adolescent. The discussion is really not mature, and NOBODY, probably even Michelle Obama wants their husband talked about that way on the public airwaves. Someone should ask Michelle what she thinks.

Fleuries on October 28, 2012 at 2:54 PM