Who will win Jewish voters?

It appears the GOP candidates are now in a mad dash for every Jewish voter in America this Passover.

Both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have criticized President Obama for his treatment of Israel. Santorum, however, takes it a step further and criticizes Romney for not recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Isreal. He pledges to bring back the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. “A Santorum administration would mean that next year, there will be a Passover Seder at the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem — and when Jews say, ‘Next Year in Jerusalem,’ that will actually be the case for the U.S. Embassy,” Santorum said.

It is very strange to me that Rick Santorum, someone who criticized John F. Kennedy’s speech on the separation of church and state (and said it made him want to vomit) and made it seem that he would run the country with his Catholic views influencing his decisions, would be supportive of Israel. I guess he wouldn’t get very many votes if he didn’t acknowledge other religions.

An article on CNN’s website detailed Romney’s relationships with other candidates, and highlighted his criticisms of Obama. The article painted Romney as the ultimate nominee, a man who respects those candidates who have fallen in his wake. An article on Huffington Post paints the opposite picture: Santorum desperately seeking votes and bashing Obama and Romney, painting Romney as someone comparable to Obama. Are the GOP nominees really great friends? Or are they enemies, doing anything they can to win voters?

Does Santorum really care about Israel? Does he really care about where the American embassy will celebrate Passover? Or is this just some kind of media ploy to win voters?




One thought on “Who will win Jewish voters?

  1. Since my post yesterday, Rick Santorum has dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination.

    Fox 40 news reported last night that Santorum made this decision with family near by, after taking a hiatus for the Easter holiday. He reportedly called Mitt Romney to tell him confidentially before announcing it to the public.

    An article on Fox News’ website this morning details Romney’s new goal: defeating Obama. However, the article fails to mention whether or not Newt Gingrich is still in the race. The Fox 40 report last night made it seem like Gingrich was still in the race, but the Fox News article makes no mention of him. Instead, the article quotes Obama speaking to students, saying he will increase investments in education, science and research, and will not provide tax cuts to the wealthy (like himself, with a personal fortune estimated between $1.8 million and $12 million).

    Romney’s campaign spokesperson is quoted at the end saying Obama is the first candidate in U.S. history to run on a platform that increases taxes.

    But what about Newt?! Where is he? Granted, he had very few delegates; but, does this mean he’s totally out of the race?


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