Political Points: Iowa takeaways, ECI’s Super PAC, Buchanan precedent


IOWA TAKEAWAYS: JTA’s Ron Kampeas writes that Iowa showed that foreign policy, evangelicals and Ron Paul all matter.

SUPER-EMERGENCY PAC: The Emergency Committee for Israel has a “Super PAC” — supported by a small number of donors — to go after President Obama.

SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES STRATEGIZE: Prominent social conservatives are meeting, apparently looking to unite against Mitt Romney.


SANTORUM’S BUCHANAN STRATEGY: A conservative PR man argues that Rick Santorum is similar as a candidate to Pat Buchanan (though he obviously doesn’t share his views on Israel).

PAUL CALLS GINGRICH ‘CHICKEN’: Ron Paul says Newt Gingrich is a “chickenhawk.”

POST-IOWA QUESTIONS: The Forward’s Gal Beckerman suggests that Jewish Republicans need to ask themselves three questions after Iowa.

CARTOONISH SUPPORT: Steve Brodner caricatures the Republican candidates’ professions of support for Israel.

GOP TASTE TEST: Jon Stewart says the Republican presidential field is like a box of chocolates.

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