January 31, 2008
And now the ‘Jewish primary’ begins . . .
(Page 2 - Previous Page)In the bigger picture, Republicans are previewing their strategy to win Jewish votes in the fall. The menu includes support for Israel, a tough foreign policy, confrontation with Iran and dramatic portrayals of a global war with radical Islam. Despite their strong identification with the party, Jewish voters cannot be taken for granted. Unless all blanks are proactively filled in with Jewish voters, doubts and uncertainties can grow into real trouble.
On Tuesday, it is unlikely that either party will have made its final decision on a nominee. But this is a very important moment, the closest thing we have to a national primary, with big urbanized states weighing in on a field of strong candidates. And Jewish voters will be in the center of the action.
Raphael J. Sonenshein is a political scientist at Cal State Fullerton.
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