Following John McCain's speech to AIPAC this morning, I wanted to get a sense of how he was received, as well as how Israel-conscious Jewish voters viewed Barack Obama.
I stumbled upon conference attendee Norman Lattman, who described himself as a down-the-line Democratic voter from
"I have to get a better sense of Obama," Lattman told me. "Right now he sounds more like a politician, and we don't know much about him as a statesman… He's a brilliant speaker, and he's been running for office, but is there any beef there? Is there any substance to any of that rhetoric?"
As for Jewish voters, he said, "He's got a lot of work to do with the Jewish population of this country. There sense is that they know McCain, they know
I also asked him, specifically, about the attitudes of his Jewish Democratic friends in
"Among traditional Democratic voters, there is a reluctance toward Obama, there's no question about it," he said, which he attributed mainly to concerns about Obama's views toward
This should be an interesting subplot to follow throughout the election year. It is my view that Jews will end up voting overwhelmingly for Obama because they still tend to be ideologically liberal and most do not vote primarily on
In 2004, Jews represented 5 percent of the
Other states where the Jewish vote could potentially come into play if McCain can make them competitive are
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?