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obama17.jpgIt wasn’t on his public campaign schedule, but Barack Obama powwowed yesterday with roughly 100 Jewish activists in Cleveland as part of his ongoing campaign to reassure Jews of his commitment to Israel (he’d formerly been more vocal about his sympathy for the plight of Palestinians), his disagreements with his longtime pastor (who has expressed support for Louis Farrakhan) and the rumors about him being Muslim (which, of course, are totally false). The Chicago Sun-Times has the story. This is easily the best line:

A Clinton campaign Jewish community organizing guide includes the plea, “Make sure you are registered to vote — and bring your bubbe,” using the Yiddish word for grandmother.


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