Hillary Clinton and two prominent Jewish politicians helped lead the charge against John McCain at the Democratic National Convention.
Sen. Clinton (D-N.Y.), the favorite candidate of Jewish voters in the Democratic primaries, delivered a much-anticipated speech Tuesday night in which she declared that the United States could not afford another four years of a Republican in the White House. While Clinton steered clear of heaping praise on the presumptive Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), she urged her supporters to back him against McCain, the senator from Arizona and presumptive Republican candidate.
Two high-octane Jewish Democrats, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), also slammed McCain in speeches at the convention in Denver.
“The Bush crowd has been giving the middle class a thumpin’, and this November the middle class is going to give it right back,” Emanuel said.
Rendell focused on energy policy, painting McCain as beholden to the interests of oil companies.
“The only green in John McCain’s energy plans are the billions of dollars that he’s promising in more tax cuts to oil companies,” Rendell said.