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Republican leader: social issues are a distraction

Catholic World News - September 09, 2010

A prominent leader of America’s Republican Party has warned candidates not to discuss social issues during this year’s campaign.

Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi told a Washington audience that issues like abortion “ain’t going to change anybody’s vote this year because people are concerned about the jobs, the economy, growth, and taxes.” Republican candidates, he said, should not be “using up valuable time and resources” by raising other issues.

Barbour is a former chairman of the Republican National Committee. His name has sometimes been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2012.

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  • Posted by: Savonarola - Sep. 15, 2010 10:19 AM ET USA

    Even when you can understand what he's saying, it doesn't make any sense. This man has no place on anyone's list as a presidential candidate.

  • Posted by: Tau - Sep. 12, 2010 12:19 PM ET USA

    If we can't stop the killing of the unborn how can we get anything else right. francistau

  • Posted by: stpetric - Sep. 10, 2010 3:20 PM ET USA

    The "social issues" changed the mind of *this* life-long Democrat, and they remain my principal tie to the Republicans.

  • Posted by: doceo4186 - Sep. 09, 2010 5:54 PM ET USA

    Another "prominent leader" who needs to be deposed from his lofty and comfortable seat.

  • Posted by: michaelwilmes - Sep. 09, 2010 4:51 PM ET USA

    .....and the typical Republican circular firing squad begins to assemble again......

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