Media Matters today quoted Chris Matthews from the April 16 edition of MSNBC's Hardball:
MATTHEWS: What is the Catholic vote, Mike Barnicle? It isn't like a vote like, for example, if you're a Jewish voter probably you care about Israel, that's a safe bet. You have one key concern. I can't think of other groups that would make it that simple. But clearly, if you're African-American, you care about civil rights. You care about certain programs of the federal government. That's a generalization, but probably true. You're more progressive. But Catholics -- where would you put them? Is there a squirrel box or a rabbit hole you can put them in politically?
What a simplistic view of Jewish and African American voters! We would suggest that neither vote is monolithic and should not be pigeonholed into "squirrel boxes" or "rabbit holes".