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John McCain

  • 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 ▸

  • Getting back to those unsolicited endorsements…

    What does it mean when a terrorist endorses a presidential candidate? It apparently depends on who’s being endorsed. The campaign to elect Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) president lashed out Wednesday at the Washington Post for a longish inside-the-paper article about an endorsement the senator received from a longtime contributor to Al Qaeda website. Quoth the… 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 ▸

  • McCain talks Palin and Jerusalem, but not Wright

    John McCain called Sarah Palin a “threat to the left-wing feminist liberal movement” and passed up an opportunity to criticize Barack Obama’s relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a “tele-town hall” with Jewish leaders and supporters Sunday morning. McCain also discussed his views on the status of Jerusalem, saying in his opening statement that “Jerusalem… 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 ▸

  • Dueling sukkah events

    Now that the debates are over, the sukkah portion of the presidential campaign begins in just a few hours. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will both be visiting sukkot this evening on behalf of their party’s presidential candidates. First, at 6:15 p.m., Nadler will speak about the Obama-Biden ticket to invited… More ▸