Let the crossover donations begin

Thomas Lifson
Hillary's "suspension" of her campaign has opened a door to crossover Democrats donating to and supporting John McCain. Alexander Bolton of The Hill reports:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is attracting elite Jewish Democratic donors who backed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and are concerned about Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) stance toward Israel, say McCain backers who are organizing the effort to court Democrats.

McCain has already had several fundraising events with Jewish Democrats in Washington and Florida, say his supporters.

It is impossible to know how large a phenomenon this will be, but it is clear that Obama does have a problem with distrust among Jewish voters, in addition to Appalachian region states, and other groups. A candidate whose appeal is based primarily on biography and image, as opposed to a track record of political or real world achievements, is highly vulnerable to skeptical inquiry, when there as many disturbing signs as Obama has of radical sympathies.

Hillary's "suspension" of her campaign has opened a door to crossover Democrats donating to and supporting John McCain. Alexander Bolton of The Hill reports:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is attracting elite Jewish Democratic donors who backed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and are concerned about Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) stance toward Israel, say McCain backers who are organizing the effort to court Democrats.

McCain has already had several fundraising events with Jewish Democrats in Washington and Florida, say his supporters.

It is impossible to know how large a phenomenon this will be, but it is clear that Obama does have a problem with distrust among Jewish voters, in addition to Appalachian region states, and other groups. A candidate whose appeal is based primarily on biography and image, as opposed to a track record of political or real world achievements, is highly vulnerable to skeptical inquiry, when there as many disturbing signs as Obama has of radical sympathies.