Tuesday, December 6, 2011

This from Tevi Troy in one of my favorite web sites NRO's "The Corner":

"AP’s Erica Werner has a piece out on the Obama administration’s efforts to hold on to the Jewish vote in 2012 despite the president’s coldness toward Israel. According to Werner, 'Obama’s approval rating among Jews has fallen from 83 percent in January 2009 to 54 percent in late summer and early fall of this year'."

Tevi Troy states at the end: "I am sure they do take it [the Jewish vote] seriously — they really need to. I am also confident that they are putting a lot of effort into this endeavor. The challenge for the Obama campaign, however, is that the president’s difficulties with the Jewish community are not based on his outreach level so much as his problematic policies."

Good article by Tevi Troy that you should read in it's entirety here.
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My thought is, I hope the Obama administration spends a lot of money in this effort, because I think it will be a waste.  The liberal Jewish community will come back and vote for Obama anyway, with or without any outreach. The other independent and conservative, clear thinking Jews realize the coolness towards Israel of this administration by his policies.  No amount of political expedient diatribe will change the facts that we, I mean they know are true.   :-)

My hope and prayer is that clear thinking, independent Jewish contingent is growing.  In my gut I think it is....not as big as I would like, but just enough to make a difference.

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