I don’t like Mitt Romney, but this author may be on to something. Here is a thought: if Mitt Romney is the nominee, perhaps Congressman Eric Cantor would be a good choice for his running mate. Cantor isn’t perfect, but he could draw crossover votes from some Jewish Democrats.
You know, if you think about it, we have been doing this ‘Jew vs Christian’ thing a wee bit too long;)
Here’s the problem.
Romney dosent unite, he divides.
Same with Obama, but you know how this is going to go down.
Well, once Jews find out that mormons consider them gentiles, their view might change.
Why they might not like him ... he’s Obama in GOP clothing.
Medved is such a suck-up!
Maybe Jews prefer Mormons because Mormons don’t believe that Jesus is God.
Really? Even when they learn that Mormons believe that THEY are the true Jews now? Yeah, that’ll fly.
Medved is engaging in wishing out loud. Ain’t gonna happen.
I would add Medved is a squishy conservative on his best days. On his worst, he’s a wishy-washy liberal turned sorta-neo-conservative on foreign policy. He has no appreciation for economics, nor now bad our economic situation is becoming.
In the end, he’s just another Ivy Leaguer, shilling for another of his cohort.
They may be another reason. Many Mormons think that they are part of the “Lost Tribe of Israel”.One of their main Articles of Faith written by Joseph Smith Jr. is as follows: “We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.” (LDS Articles of Faith #10)
Not long after the LDS church reached Utah, those who practiced Judaism also arrived. Alexander Neibaur, a Jewish convert to Mormonism, arrived in 1848. The first permanent Jewish family in Utah is thought to be Julius Gerson Brooks and his wife Isabell
Medved is off his medveds.
Jews may well wake up and reject 0bama. Probably not. Jews, I do not sense they have much love nor interest nor hate for Mormonism. They have lots of reasons to reject 0bama though. Lots. That doesn’t mean they will.
I don’t think this is true. However, I can say as a Jew that it probably is easier for us to accept a President who differs somewhat from the main religion of the country, because we do too.
But I don’t feel one whit closer to LDS than to Protestsnts and Catholics at all, personally.
Pew Research released a poll of American Jewish voters several days ago.
4% of Jewish voters ranked Israel as their number one concern.
51% of Jewish voters held a highly unfavorable view of the Republican Party.
Only 13% of Jewish voters held a highly unfavorable view of the Democratic Party.
Obama got 80% of the Jewish vote in 2008.
He will get at least 75% in 2012.
The only group Jewish folks care for less than Mormons are Republicans. No matter who the Republican nominee is he will not be getting more than 30% of this group. The only group that votes more in lockstep for Dems are African Americans. Republicans are better sticking to matters of policy than playing the Dem game of group pander.
Of course, Michael Medved, who is an orthodox Jew, has been an unabashed Romney supporter, so his piece may have been written, at least in part, to promote his candidate in the Jewish community.
Medved could also have mentioned that Mitt Romney's father, George, was (from anecdotal information) rather well-liked as a three-term GOP Michigan governor by the state's Jews.
American Jews largely are de facto collectivists, and Romnutz is a collectivist in the Saul Alinsky mold.
Note that American Jews also loved the HillaBeast, and she was also an Alinsky acolyte.
Medved is very out of touch I’m afraid...Jews have no idea what mormons believe and the Obama camp will make sure everyone knows every weirdo doctrine by October. The MSM will love nothing more than to help him out.
We have to keep praying, this hasn’t been the best week.
A SPIRITUAL WARFARE QUOTABLE
“THE NATURE OF THE ENEMY’S WARFARE IN YOUR LIFE IS TO CAUSE YOU TO
BECOME DISCOURAGED AND CAST AWAY YOUR CONFIDENCE, TO GIVE UP YOUR
HOPE OF GOD’S DELIVERANCE. THE ENEMY WANTS TO NUMB YOU INTO A COPING
KIND OF CHRISTIANITY THAT HAS GIVEN UP HOPE OF SEEING GOD’S RESURRECTION