By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler
According to data based on precincts “with High-Concentration Of Orthodox Jewish Voters,” Orthodox Jews were not only unafraid of Barack Obama, some communities voted for him in larger numbers than they did for John Kerry in 2004.
- Like many Americans, Orthodox Jews thought it was time for the GOP to get its butt kicked.
- The economy has a profound impact on Orthodox families with a lot of children and a lot of expenses.
- Bush was rewarded in 2004 for his friendship toward Israel. McCain wasn’t.
- Sarah Palin was a downer to Jews, some Orthodox included.
Either way, we know that the rumors and the rhetoric swirling around Obama as bad for Israel and bad for Jews didn’t work among this demographic.