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January 25, 2014 2:32 PM Casual Observation

By Martin Longman

Call me skeptical, but I don’t think this is a winning political message:

Pope Francis is the Catholic Church’s Obama - God help us
Pope Francis is undergoing a popularity surge comparable to the way Barack Obama was greeted by the world in 2008. And just as President Obama has been a disappointment for America, Pope Francis will prove a disaster for the Catholic Church.

Please proceed, governor. I hope the right spends more time alienating Catholic voters. Lord knows, they’ve alienated almost everyone else.

Martin Longman is the Web Editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune. He has worked as a community organizer for ACORN/Project Vote and as a political consultant for Democracy for America.

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