June 2, 2008
McCain raps Obama on Iran and Iraq at AIPAC
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Downplaying considerations regarding the court will help focus Jewish voters on security issues, said U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the deputy minority whip and a principal Jewish surrogate for McCain.
Concern over Israel and American security "applies more than ever to the American Jewish community at this time," he said. "Iran is the issue for the American Jewish community."
It's a consideration that helped shift the vote for Karen Zeiger of San Diego, a reproductive rights activist who had backed Obama's rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) in the primaries. She was now considering McCain, despite the prospects of a Supreme Court that might overturn Roe v. Wade, the seminal abortion rights decision.
"With the court, you can take chances," said Zeiger, who was attending the AIPAC conference. "With Israel you have one chance."
Video of McCain's speech from Jerusalem Online
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