Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - following is a note from Governor Mitt Romney to Catholic Voters:
Throughout my life, I have defended America’s first liberty: religious freedom. In the debates and out on the campaign trail, I have made this very clear: regardless of our practice, we are united in our faith and in our battle to make sure we preserve religious liberty and tolerance in this country.
That’s why I am grateful to have the support of Catholics like you. I believe the Catholic Church embodies all that’s great about America. You know what you believe; you know who you are; and you know Whom you serve. Barack Obama, Joe Biden and their liberal allies have been misleading Catholics in the hopes of gaining support.
Even the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops corrected Vice President Biden after he misled Catholics on the threat of the HHS Mandate. As president, I will reverse President Obama’s infringements on religious liberty and freedom of conscience, because I respect the role of religious institutions.
And I will follow our Constitution and uphold the individual’s right to worship according to his or her beliefs.
I share your values. And I cannot emphasize enough how essential the Catholic vote is to winning this election for Republicans up and down the ballot. That’s why we need your help in getting out the vote and the truth.