Hillary Clinton

  • McCain to AIPAC: Obama is bad news

    Courtesy of AIPAC Last week JTA’s Ron Kampeas told you to expect some hard-hitting speeches from the presidential candidates at this week’s AIPAC policy conference. Well, McCain was first up this morning (Obama and Clinton are scheduled for Wednesday), and he took clear aim at Obama. [UPDATE: The National Jewish Democratic Council has issued a… More ▸

  • Would Bush have known the difference?

    On Thursday Brit Hume and a bunch of regulars (Juan Williams, Nina Easton and Charles Krauthammer) on Fox News kicked around Obama’s Buchenwald-Auchwitz mix-up. Here’s my favorite line, courtesy of Mr. Krauthammer: “It does tell you a little bit that this is a man who wants to be commander in chief, and he’s not really… More ▸

  • Political Tidbits: Holocaust politics, Hagee & Joe, Weiner & Hillary hand

    Menachem Rosensaft says stop using Holocaust to smear Barack Obama. And the ADL has something to say on the topic also. The New York Daily News jumps on the “Zbigniew Brzezinski accuses Jewish groups of McCarthyism” story, quotes Obama camp saying that the Carter administration official “is not an adviser to our campaign” and and… More ▸

  • Political Tidbits

    Stephen Herbits, the former secretary general of the World Jewish Congress, a top adviser to Edgar Bronfman and a supporter of Hilary Clinton, predicts that Jewish Democrats will abandon Barack Obama for John McCain in November. (It’s a bit much to suggest that he’s representing Clinton on this, but is he speaking for Edgar?) At… More ▸

  • Political Tidbits: What Stephanopoulos should have asked about Iran

    Michael Hirsh of Newsweek tackles the question about Iran that George Stephanopoulos should have asked: What if Israel attacks first? Robert Malley drops informal role with Obama campaign. Obama speaks (and hugs) at the Israeli Embassy’s big 60 bash last week. Jewish GOPers jockey for John McCain’s favor. Liberal Jewish activists shine a light on… More ▸

  • Obama at the Israeli Embassy’s bash

    Here’s video of Barack Obama’s comments at the Israel 60 bash put on by the Israeli Embassy in D.C. (The previous ambassador might not be such an Obama fan, but Israel’s current guy in D.C. likes the Democratic front-runner enough to have given him a hug at the end.) Here are the respective Israeli Independence… More ▸

  • RJC: McCain looking good

    The Republican Jewish Coalition has a statement out about the new Gallup poll: Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2008) – Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matt Brooks issued the followed statement today: “The just released Gallup poll of Jewish voters is another important indicator of the ongoing troubles Barack Obama has with Jewish voters. In… More ▸

  • Gallup: Hillary better than Obama among Jews, but not that much better

    Gallup has new Jewish numbers based on its aggregate tracking from April 1-30, including interviews with close to 800 Jewish voters, and nearly 600 Jewish Democratic voters. The press release spins the data as a positive for Obama: He’s not that far behind Hillary among Jewish Democratic voters (43%-50%) and does about as well as… More ▸

  • Political Tidbits

    A quick look at John McCain’s top Jewish backers – and how his campaign is raising eyebrows with a planned meeting at a Jewish club that has drawn criticism over its lack of African-American and Hispanic members. [UPDATE: The meeting has been moved.] Hillary Clinton channels Yom HaShoah while discussing free trade. Politico’s Ben Smith… More ▸