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An undecided Catholic voter

An undecided Catholic voter

Here is another piece from CNN’s undecided voter package, this one focusing on an undecided Catholic. Jen Christensen writes of Mary Roberts of Columbus, Ohio:

The moderate views of Republican hopeful Mitt Romney resonate with her. She thinks his business experience could better guide the economy. But lately, she has seen ads saying Romney’s company, Bain Capital, sent jobs overseas. “That makes me nervous.”

She says she’s also bothered by the way conservatives often talk about the poor: as if they deserve to be just that. She doesn’t buy the assertion that the government should stay out of people’s lives, at least financially. Or that unfettered competition between corporations will allow Americans who work hard enough to share in this country’s riches.

The lives of her broad inner circle prove otherwise, she says.

Roberts voted for Obama in 2008. She admired his fearless rhetoric about change. Today, she’s torn. She says his actions haven’t been bold enough.

“I hurt because I’m on the fence about him, just hurt.”


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