Labeling blue-collar voters

Regarding the front-page article "Ethnic, Blue-Collar Vote Could Decide US Election," Oct. 27: I object to the labeling of Catholics as "blue-collar voters." This line of thinking should have been put to rest with the Kennedy administration.

Yes, Kennedy was Catholic and very noticeably part of an ethnic group; but isn't it a stretch to consider him blue-collar? Any statistics that lump Catholics into such a bloc must be more than 30 years old because Catholics have not stood still for at least that long.

I myself am college educated, work for a worldwide corporation, and am an active, practicing Catholic. Joyce A. Kuhl, Lena, Ill.

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