A Massive Jewish Vote Overreaction

These are the heds on Drudge at this hour:

Dem Party leaders mobilizing to solidify president's standing with Jewish voters to counter image Obama not friend of Israel...
NYT setting story for lead Thursday, newsroom sources tell DRUDGE...
Comes after shock defeat of Dem candidate... DEVELOPING...

Does anyone understand that the Weiner congressional district the Dems lost in New York is much more Orthodox and right-leaning on Israel issues than most other Jewish-heavy congressional districts in the country? Here's a bold Goldblog prediction: Obama wins 70 percent (at least) of the Jewish vote next year. They might vote for Perry in Crown Heights, and they may vote for Romney in Forest Hills, but as for the rest of the Jewish community, I'm not picturing either Republican making huge inroads.

By the way, has anyone looked at the lists of major Obama donors and bundlers? The White House might want to diversify and bring in some non-Jews to help. (And Jewish-fundraiser defections from Obama seem to be few and far between.)

A note to literalists reading this blog: I know non-Jews are also raising money and bundling for Obama. 

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Goldberg's book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. He received the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism and the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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