Hillary Uses the Israel Wedge, and So Will McCain. Can Obama Transcend It?

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The Forward’s analysis of the Pennsylvania results, in which Hillary Clinton captured 62 percent of the Jewish vote, in part by announcing on the morning of the primary that we would "obliterate" Iran if it attacked Israel, is that Israel could be a wedge issue for Jewish voters in this race, and the general. Notwithstanding his efforts to cultivate the Jewish community, Obama is not count-on-able. McCain, Hillary: hawks. So is Obama Ned Lamont all over again? Will Lieberman bring the older Jewish vote to McCain?

And couldn’t all this go by the boards if it’s Obama vs McCain and the simple question is, Do you want the past or the future?

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