The Obama campaign announced a major new effort to court Florida Jewish voters this week, as we reported yesterday. A top Florida Jewish Republican has responded, arguing that contrary to the belief of many pundits, Sarah Palin will help the GOP with Jews because Democratic attacks on her will backfire. According to Politico, Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner said:
Don’t underestimate Gov. Palin’s support in the Jewish community. The Obama campaign’s recent move acknowledges that they have ongoing problem in the Jewish community, and just going around Florida to scare voters about Gov. Palin won’t work. Jewish voters are more thoughtful than just being one issue voters and they wont react well to attacks against her because of her religion – as a religious minority that would be insulting to many Jews.