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Interesting omission

Tim Russert is questioning Obama about what assurances he can give to Jewish voters in light of Louis Farrakhan’s unsolicited endorsement of Obama and controversial remarks by Obama’s minister. No mention of Obama’s “Likud” comments in Cleveland.

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  1. Io Saturnalia

    Were this still 1985, it might be an issue. Farrakhan is irrelevant today, and the Nation of Islam has about as much connection to actual Islam as Lucky Charms cereal has with William Butler Yeats.

  2. closets

    I don’t see Obama losing Jewish votes because of something a supporter may have said. The core of his candidacy is the overwhelming support of black voters. And historically there is almost nothing a black candidate could do or say to lose that support.

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