September 5th, 2012
10:11 PM ET
10 years ago

Video: John King on the importance of Jewish voters

(CNN) - After the Democratic Party convention platform was modified to include support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, CNN Chief National Correspondent John King looks at the importance of the Jewish vote this November.

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  1. Mike

    Interesting thought, but King completely fails to thoroughly analyze Florida. As of 2011 there are only 638,000 Jews in Florida. A 10% drop in support of Obama among Jews (from 78% in 2008 to 68% in 2012) would only be around 50,000 votes. Once us grandkids get involved and call our grandparents to make sure they are voting for Obama, it seems unlikely that he'll lose more a couple of percentage points.

    September 6, 2012 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  2. J.V.Hodgson

    They will as usual support the democrats, not quite sure what all the fuss is about
    Ps Get real with your " reality checks" you bring the whole process of fact checking into disrepute, I'll stick with Politifact .org and others to get the real and complete answers. When GM and Chrysler crashed what were thier share values then v now and are shareholders better off and bondholders more certain of repayment and OH 1.1m jobs were saved by the bailout... we did not do a bankruptcy but for sure it would have hit employees plants and distributors much harder, as well as parts suppliers.
    Ford stayed out of the bailout and presumably would have been out of Romneys chapter 11 speak as well. Ford is a nonsequitor in the policy difference between DEM and REPUBS. However it does seem Ford is growing more slowly as a result. ( lack of money for investment ( no bailout funds??))
    Chapter 11 or Romneys daft label of a "managed bankruptcy" that is a sort of softer way to say bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is bankruptcy chapter 11 or not. There in no legal meaning to " managed bankruptcy" it does not exist QED cannot happen.
    The government bailout immediately guaranteed continuity of employment, creditors and (shareholders) bondholders in that order. Romneys solution would have been the opposite, with employees and paying the full bill of creditors and bondholders especially.
    These CNN ( without wishing to be unkind) presenters just demonstrated zero business knowledge or even economics 101 levels of understanding of the issues, or laws!!

    September 6, 2012 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  3. Dan

    Unshaken support of democrats to Israel (a country at the front of western civilization, dealing daily with terror and the fanatic Islamists attacks) has been shaken in action and words. Corrections which are forced by the opposition criticism teaches us that democrats can be flexible in declarations (before the election), but can we trust he president after the election when no need for re-election is there?!

    September 6, 2012 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  4. Marie MD

    Why do the rethugs always get involved in other countries' affairs. Don't we have enough to fix here at home!
    The Israelis seem to be more than capable of handling matters themselves and for how much they quote the founding fathers they didn't want god anywhere near government but hey, why let facts stop your blabbering.

    September 6, 2012 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  5. Dr Olu Bamgbade

    The Jewish vote is obviously very important in the US elections. However, the Evangelical and Muslim votes are also vital in some US states.

    September 6, 2012 06:34 am at 6:34 am |