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Mitt Romney, John Thune make pitch to Jewish Republicans at RJC bash

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/mitt_romney_john_thune_make_pitch_to_jewish_republicans_at_rjc_bash_2011040

At the Republican Jewish Coalition's winter leadership retreat here, it was the absence of certain likely candidates for president that had the crowd most excited. While names like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann generate enthusiasm at some other conservative gatherings, their absence over the weekend here had the Jewish crowd giddy that ahead of the 2012 race, the Republican Party may be retreating from the divisive hyper-conservatives that have frustrated Jewish attraction to the party in recent years.

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