Friday, May 23, 2008
Florida's Jewish Community Have Questions on Obama
“The people here, liberal people, will not vote for Obama because of his attitude towards Israel,”states Shirley Weitz (83) and Ruth Grossman Ms. Weitz, (80)."
This was quoted from a recent New York Times article.
Yesterday Obama visited a synagogue in Boca Raton, Florida. This is a crucial vote for him. Floria has long been known to upset the nomination of many and a candidate. Jews are important to his general election hopes, particularly in New York, which he expects to win; in California and New Jersey, which he must keep out of Republican hands; and, most crucially,in Florida, where Jews make up around 5 percent of voters.
Jews, of course, are just one of the many groups that Obama must persuade. Latinos, women, working-class whites and independents are vital as well.