WASPS, White Catholics voting for McCain

I know we don`t believe in exit polls, but it`s amusing to see this one, posted on Beliefnet. Editor Steven Waldman headlines his report “Obama Winning Jews Overwhelmingly” and it`s true, 85%-13%. But I find it interesting that, even in this disastrous year, White Protestants, making up 43% of voters, went 34%-65% for McCain. And white Catholics, 18% of voters, also supported McCain 49%-51%. Don`t know if “white” includes Hispanics, as is often the case – “Non-whites” went 81%-17% for Obama.

For some reason, this reminds me of the moment in the movie The Good Shepherd when a mafia don asks the hero Edward Wilson (Matt Damon)

“We Italians have family. The Jews have tradition. What do you people have?”

Edwards replies:

“We have the United States of America. The rest of you are just visiting.”

Hmmm.