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Obama--The First Jewish President:

So says Abner Mikva, in yet another article on Jewish voters and Obama. This article is not any more enlightening on the issue than most others, but does contain some interesting information about liberal Chicago Jews who helped facilitate Obama's rise in politics, including Martha Minow's dad, who heard about Obama from Harvard Law Prof. Minow.

Hoosier:
My former congressman is still around? At least Mikva didn't write an article about McCain being too old.
8.28.2008 9:30pm
Obvious (mail):
McCain should make a big campaign point about Americans not being able to afford a President that takes off all those Jewish holidays... ("It's 3 AM. Somewhere in the world, a crisis breaks out. It's Rosh Hashanah...")
8.28.2008 10:16pm
taney71:
I hate this crap. A Jewish President has to be Jewish. Just like a black President has to be black.
8.28.2008 10:18pm
Vernunft (mail) (www):
Ambiguity of language FTW, taney.
8.28.2008 10:28pm
Milhouse (www):
taney71:

Though a president who was both would be kind of cool.
8.28.2008 10:43pm
anonymouseducator (mail):
Lenny Kravitz just formed an exploratory committee.
8.28.2008 10:46pm
LM (mail):

Though a president who was both would be kind of cool.

President Sammy Davis, Jr.? It doesn't get any cooler than that.
8.28.2008 11:00pm
Cornellian (mail):
With a Rat Pack cabinet - that would make for some happenin' cabinet meetings.
8.28.2008 11:13pm
Hoosier:
"President Sammy Davis, Jr.? It doesn't get any cooler than that."

And let's not forget that Sammy is "ontologically challenged." That has to be good for some votes, right?
8.28.2008 11:29pm
PLR:
How about, "the first President elected who was a cousin of Dick Cheney?"

Kinda stilted. Never mind.
8.29.2008 12:26am
LM (mail):

And let's not forget that Sammy is "ontologically challenged." That has to be good for some votes, right?

It might be good for more if I didn't suspect he's far from the first.
8.29.2008 5:04am
Dilan Esper (mail) (www):
I think Martha Minow's dad must have thought that the rest of the candidates were a vast wasteland.
8.29.2008 7:29pm
CJColucci:
It's about time. We've already had the first black President.
8.30.2008 6:30pm