Mitt Romney

Obama Defeats Romney To Take Second Term, 69 Percent Of Jewish Vote

11/06/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

President Barack Obama was easily re-elected to a second term Tuesday, with a victory in the hard-fought battleground of Ohio pushing him over the margin around 11 p.m. Obama had 303 electoral votes, needing 270 to win, while Republican Mitt Romney won 203 electoral votes as of early Wednesday.

Obama garnered 69 percent of the Jewish vote, according to exit polls. Such polls in 2008 showed Obama getting 78 percent of the Jewish vote. That figure was subsequently adjusted to 74 percent after an analysis of national and exit polls.

President Obama tweeted this photo, with wife Michelle, to supporters after his victory Tuesday.

Don't Peg Me Politically

You're Jewish right? Oh! You must be voting Baritt Robamny.

Hmm, interesting theory. But unless we're voting against an evil candidate, say something out of 1930's European Facism, I don't want to be politically pegged just because I'm Jewish. I may share the same religion as you but I intend to make up my own mind, thank you.

However, I do continue to wonder, is there a 'Jewish' position on American politics?

Sorry, God said nothing about GDP growth at Sinai. Getty Images

Jewish Groups Set To Fight Cuts For Charity Deductions

Community could be harmed at time of rising needs.

11/02/2012
Staff Writer

Jewish groups are preparing to fight cuts to the charitable tax deduction that both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have proposed to reduce the budget deficit.

Nathan Diament

Jews Could Play Outsized Role In Battleground Ohio County

In increasingly conservative Hamilton County, Jewish voters weighing issues on eve of election.

11/01/2012
Staff Writer

Cincinnati — It may be the battleground county in the  battleground state.

In the bellwether state of Ohio (no Republican president has ever won the White House without winning Ohio’s 18 electoral votes), there are said to be seven swing counties to watch. Hamilton County here is the largest, and according to many the most critical. It went for Republican George W. Bush in 2004 and Democrat Barack Obama in 2008.

Jewish voters in conservative Hamilton County, Ohio.

Looking At The Election From A Broader Perspective

10/26/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

With the presidential election here in America under two weeks away, the incessant campaign pitches in all of our print and electronic media are virtually impossible to ignore.

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik is spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center

Jewish Feminism Chai

Bella Abzug. Gloria Steinem. Shulamith Firestone. Lesley Gore?

There are lots of ways to be a feminist.

Lesley Gore, who grew up in a Jewish family in Tenafly, New Jersey, won the right to be classed with the above grandes dames in 1964 with the release of “You Don’t Own Me,” which became a feminist anthem.

Lesley Gore, Jewish feminist. Getty Images

Election 2012: Obama’s Tack On Iran Nukes Raises Questions

Did the president ‘shift the goal posts’ at debate, as expert suggests?

10/23/2012
Staff Writer

In an otherwise predictable foreign policy debate Monday night, in which GOP challenger Mitt Romney struck a more centrist tone and agreed with many of President Barack Obama’s positions, did the president actually tack to the right on Iran?

That was the view of Iran expert Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council and one of this country’s top Iran experts, who suggested that when the president stated that his goal is to “end Iran’s nuclear program” he “appeared to shift the goal post on Iran.”

Romney and Obama both suggested they would have Israel’s back at Monday’s debate. Getty images

Third Debate: Little ‘Daylight’ On Foreign Policy

10/23/2012
Editorial

Perhaps the clearest winner in Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy was Israel.

The tiny state was mentioned more than two dozen times, with both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Gov. Romney going out of their way to declare their unwavering support for Jerusalem and their determination to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

Mitt Romney, Your Bubbe

10/23/2012

Big Bird. Binders. “A bunch of stuff.” Another Internet meme has joined the slew spawned by the election. But this time, unlike the Irish “malarkey,” it’s got a Jewish ethnic angle.

Mitt Romney used the word “tumult” several times in Monday night’s debate to refer to the results of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East, appropriately stirring up a storm of discussion online and in traditional media.

Such “tumult”: Did Mitt Romney use a word he thought may be Yiddish to appeal to Jewish voters?

Israel Figures Prominently In Final Presidential Debate

10/23/2012

 

The U.S.-Israel alliance and the need to keep Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon were major themes in the final presidential debate.

Both candidates said Monday during their foreign policy debate that they would stand with Israel should Iran attack it.

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