John McCain, wafer warrior

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David Gibson’s speculation on John McCain’s meeting with Denver archbishop Charles Chaput is worth a ponder. McCain may have his problems with evangelicals, but not conservative Catholics have, so far as I’ve seen, so much as cocked a snoot at him. To the contrary, they seem unfazed by his less than orthodox positions on stem cell research, for example. And through the primary season, he did very well among Catholic Republicans, who much preferred him to Mike Huckabee. With national elections continuing to turn very much on the voting behavior of white Catholics, there’s every reason for McCain to make himself super agreeable to the up-and-coming Chaput.