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  •  I agree with that. (1+ / 0-)
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    But, I doubt the Jewish vote is significant enough to make any difference except perhaps in Florida and possibly Nevada. In New York, in California, in New Jersey, these are all reliably Democratic states with reliably Democratic Jews. The number of jews everywhere else is so miniscule, it should hardly be thought of as an important voting block.

    But even in Florida and Nevada, the HISPANIC vote is the big deal. The number of Jews in the country shrinks every single year, not only due to declining birthrates, but also by declining numbers of people choosing to actively practice. By contrast, the Hispanic population is growing by leaps and bounds every year...substantial numbers.

    Finally, the number of muslims in the country are growing as well, even though they do not yet constitute a significant voting block. But they will, as opposed to Jews who will probably continue to shrink.

    So, If Im a forward looking Democrat, I've got my eyes on the Barrio, and so a lesser extent the Mosque, than I do on retirement communities in Florida.

    With him from the beginning, with him until the end.

    by brooklynbadboy on Tue Jul 22, 2008 at 04:26:17 PM PDT

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