Why Kerry lost

KEN O’BRIEN (Irish Examiner letters, November 16) expressed concern that John Kerry’s defeat reflected intolerance of Catholics in the US.

The ‘liberal’ agenda embraced by the Democratic party is decidedly hostile to Roman Catholics in the US, and has been rejected by a majority of voters.

John Kerry was rejected not because he calls himself a Catholic, but because he advocates policies that the American people do not want.

As a refugee from “Taxachusetts,” and a Roman Catholic, I know first-hand what a Kerry administration would have done. I wanted no part of it. In addition, Hispanics, who are primarily Roman Catholic, were a major factor in George Bush’s re-election.

Jim Malo

Stratford

Connecticut

USA

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