It's a sad commentary on American democracy if it is true that the next President will be chosen based on a photo-op in a Catholic country, and a photo-op in Israel. Are the Catholics and Evangelicals really so shallow as to make up their minds based on empty symbolism, and that those two groups will decide the next election? If so, we no longer have a country of free people, just an asylum run by the inmates.
If I were Catholic, or Jewish, or Evangelical, I would find the subtext to Romney's travels deeply insulting. The in-your-face disrespect for the voters' intelligence deserves repudiation. I hope Romney loses, not because Obama is better, but because Romney has proven himself to be an idiot.
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