I have recently come to the conclusion the the devil certainly is alive and active in American politics today. No party meets the needs of a truly Catholic voter. The Replublicans (generally, as a whole-party platform) support capital punishment, have led a pre-emptive war, and are less than sympathetic to the poor. The democrats (again, speaking generally, as a whole-party platform) support abortion rights, and gay marriage.
While I wish to vote for a candidate who is sympathetic to the needs of the poor at home and abroad and protects and respects human life even after natural birth, I also would like to vote for a candidate who is conservative with regard to family values, and would protect the unborn.
It seems unlikely that such a candidate could exist in a society so confused as we are. St Michael, protect us!