[quote=cheddarsox]Good question…There certainly are a lot of rich Jews, and we haven’t had a Jewish president either…
I think that many people fear voting for Catholics because they fear the Pope could dictate policy for the country.
Or, conversely, the dominant ethos in the US has been Protestant. And why not ? Protestants are under no obligation to go out of their way to vote for a Catholic - it’s not as though there were any wrong being done to a group, by not voting for members of it to attain office in government.
That last point of yours is spot-on. I don’t think it’s an unreasonable fear - look at the distaste some Catholics express for democracy these days: Catholics do not - shall we say ? - always express themselves in a way which is calculated to put suspicions about their fidelity to their own country to rest, even today. ##