A Massive Jewish Vote Overreaction

By Jeffrey Goldberg

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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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/09/a-massive-jewish-vote-overreaction/245135/