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.