My response to that argument is that although our Founding Fathers’ intention was to protect the Southern States who did not enjoy the same size population as the Northern States, hence the allocation of electors who would represent the individual State in selecting the President; the Jewish community in the United States happen to be concentrated in several key states, thus, allowing our numbers to be more meaningful as otherwise would be.
So before we start whining about the inconsequential votes that are cast in NY or California let us step back for a moment and ask ourselves: would expressions of solidarity and support of the State of Israel by both President Obama and Governor Romney at the debate have been so prominent if Florida’s or Ohio’s electoral votes were not up in the air?
Every so often, there are those in the Jewish community that don’t always see past the surface on issues that could potentially have a detrimental impact on Jewish electoral prowess. Before we advocate to “change” a broken system, let us anticipate about the effect of what potentially could be a major game changer about the all too vaunted Jewish vote.
Therefore, I urge all my co-religionists, go out and vote, and do so feeling that every vote counts. I also urge those in Jewish leadership to please retract your call to “reform” the Electoral College system.
Read it on Gestetner Updates.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Ezra Friedlander radio interview on Religion on the Line
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