Recently, Congressional Quarterly analyzed Obama’s relationship with the Jewish community, which has overwhelmingly supported the Democratic Party since the late 1920’s.
Ira N. Forman was quoted, “McCain goes into this election better situated in the Jewish community than the two presidents Bush, or Bob Dole in 1996, because he’s seen as more moderate and less associated with the religious right. But that will change.”
Representative Robert Wexler’s impression of his constituency’s perspective is similar to the general American Jewish constituency’s perspective of John McCain; “You can’t sell a man in my community who supports the privatization of Social Security or who wants to overturn Roe v. Wade.”
Forman said that as Jewish voters learn more about McCain and as the Democrats focus on McCain, any doubt they have about Obama will be assuaged.