GOP Cannot Afford To Ignore The Jewish Vote In 2012, Particularly In Florida

For decades, the Republican Party’s outreach to the Jewish community has been just short of abysmal. Thanks to President Obama’s “rookie mistakes and bumbling,” the eventual GOP presidential nominee and the party have a real chance to make inroads with this community in 2012.

This opportunity should not be squandered.

Capturing 39 percent of the Jewish vote nationwide, as did Ronald Reagan in 1980, is a near impossibility for the eventual 2012 GOP nominee. However, if the eventual Republican nominee could win over 39 percent of the Jewish community in Florida, the most important battleground state in next year’s election, that would be enough to put the Sunshine State firmly in the Republican column.

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