Ya think, Benny?
Reality, Mr. Obama was not very popular among Jews. There was a stupid and insulting program that will not work in 2012. A lot of whiners made calls such as, "Granny, could you please vote for Barack Obama for me."
It is not happening again. Not this time. I know many who moved to Florida (especially around Bocca Raton) and they are of the mind that if their grandchildren are stupid enough in 2012 to still support Mr. Obama, they can whine all they want, the grandparents are not giving away their vote.
Barack Obama's relationships were always troubling to many Jews because they were never explained. Relationships that might have given a clue as to where he stood on Jewish issues and whether or not he would be a friend to the community were dismissed during the campaign and, three years later, they have still not been explained.
I was not the only Jew to not vote for Mr. Obama. (My entire family voted for Ralph Nader.) But among those pressured to (by grandchildren) in 2008, I was a hero. "Oh, Ruth, I wish I had that kind of guts . . ."
In 2012, they will have the guts because they have seen what they suspected: Mr. Obama was not ready on day one or day two or day 365 or day . . .
And his relationships that seemed troubling because they might indicate a world view? We have his record now and were right to be concerned.
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