James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal addresses the very delicate subject of what the Republican Jewish Coalition is targeting on the Democratic side.
Slate's Dave Weigel reports that the Republican Jewish Coalition held a debate yesterday where six Republican candidates had the opportunity to "fight it out over who's good for the Jews."
[Weigel wrote,] "So on the surface, Republican presidential candidates were celebrating and predicting a breakthrough year with Jewish voters. One inch below the surface, they were making pitches to the voters and donors they could actually win."
That makes sense. We have heard--and please don't take this the wrong way--that there are some wealthy Jews. If Republicans can persuade them to open their wallets--or even to stop doing so for President Obama--a pro-Israel pitch may pay dividends.
This is what I've said again and again. There is a primary right now for big Jewish donors, who are seen as a swing vote. And it's no coincidence that Taranto begins his column on the subject of Center for American Progress's critics of Israel; Josh Block's failed assault on the Center for American Progress was at one level a Republican raid on Obama donors.