Tuesday, April 10, 2012

So...United Jews Pick Mitt

Josh Nathan-Kazis that profiled earlier this month the new group "Jews Pick Rick," Orthodox Rick Santorum supporters, reports that with Rick Santroum’s exit from the presidential race, Jewish supporters of the conservative candidate say that they’re ready to back his onetime rival Mitt Romney. 
“We’re happy he stayed in as long as he did,” said David Shor, creator of the website Jews Pick Rick. “We’re going to unite behind Mitt Romney and hopefully we’ll be able to beat Obama in the general election.”

 “I’m sure they’ll go to Romney,” Shor said of his fellow Orthodox Jewish Santorum supporters. “I don’t think [Obama] will be able to get the Jewish Orthodox vote.” 

Other Santorum supporters were upset at the news. “This is a big disappointment,” allowed Yochonon Donn, an editor at the Orthodox daily Hamodia who is a Santorum supporter in his personal capacity. “I think ultimately whoever would have supported [Santorum], they will go for Romney. They’re not going to go for Obama. I don’t think they will stay home.”

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