Florida

  • Wasserman Schultz smacks down Palin

    Sarah Palin questioned Barack Obama’s support for Israel yesterday, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) didn’t like it one bit. “Gov. Sarah Palin — who prior to her nomination for Vice President had never spoken publicly about Israel in any major forum – has no standing to question Barack Obama’s unshakeable commitment to Israel and… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: Burns likes Obama’s stance on Iran, Fleischer calls Obama new Carter (UPDATED)

    Former Bush administration official Nicholas Burns says Barack Obama is right: The United States should talk to adversaries like Iran, in Newsweek. Former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer calls Barack Obama “the Jimmy Carter of the 21st century” and brings up Jeremiah Wright when talking to Jewish voters in Las Vegas, reports the Wall Street… More ▸

  • Breaking the 70 percent barrier

    First a poll of Floridians and now a national poll shows Barack Obama is making significant gains among Jews. A Gallup October tracking poll found Obama leading John McCain among registered Jewish voters by a margin of 74-22 percent. Obama’s share of the vote in the monthly Gallup survey has risen five points since September… More ▸

  • Schlepping with the pro-Obama schleppers

    JTA’s Ben Harris was on the ground in Florida for “The Great Schlep.” Here’s his video report: Here’s his companion article on the senior vote in Florida, and whether race will end up being as big a factor as some observers think: ‘Schlep’ puts focus on Jewish seniors, race issue By Benjamin Harris BOCA RATON,… More ▸

  • Trying to tie Jesse to Barack

    Jesse Jackson may have denied saying that Zionists control American foreign policy , but that didn’t stop the McCain campaign from using the remarks to attack what they called Barack Obama’ “poor” record on Israel. In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, McCain Florida Jewish outreach campaign co-chairs Rep. Adam Hasner and Rep…. More ▸