New York, Sept.9 : Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama seems to have wrapped up the Catholic vote, according to Robert Kennedy's daughter, Kelly.
"Certainly, Catholic voters will be key in this election. I think they are responding to the vision of hope that Barack Obama articulates," said Kennedy, who founded the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights in honor of her late father.
"Catholics want what other Americans want: access to health care and jobs that pay a living wage. They want to send their kids to good schools. They want something done about poverty. This is the central message of the Obama-Biden campaign," the New York Daily News quoted her, as saying.
There are 65 million Catholics in the U.S.
Kennedy claimed "Catholics don't vote as a bloc as they did in 1960." Nowhere is that diversity more evident than in Kennedy's fascinating new book, "Being Catholic Now," for which she interviewed famous Catholics from far left to far right, including Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, Bill O'Reilly, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Gabriel Byrne, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Maher. "I was struck by their raw honesty," Kennedy said.