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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review May 29, 2012/ 8 Sivan, 5772

Obama Shows Vulnerability Among Dems

By Dick Morris




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | President Obama's pathetic showing in the Democratic Primaries in Arkansas and Kentucky last Tuesday shows a serious lack of enthusiasm — or even of support — among Democratic voters. Running unopposed, Obama got only 57% of the vote in the Kentucky primary (the rest went to "uncommitted") and 59% in Arkansas (41% went to an unknown candidate who did not campaign and had just filed to be on the ballot as a lark).


Earlier in the primary season, Obama garnered only 59% of the Democratic vote in West Virginia, running against an inmate of a Texas prison and 57% of the Oklahoma Democratic vote against various nominal candidates.


To put this terrible performance in its proper perspective, consider that President Lyndon Johnson withdrew from the 1968 presidential race after winning just 58% of the vote in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary against antiwar candidate Senator Eugene McCarthy (D-Minn). And McCarthy was no nominal opponent. The focus of the antiwar movement at the height of the Vietnam conflict, his candidacy galvanized young activists throughout the country (including me).


The fact that Obama ran so poorly in these states is very significant. The Obama campaign is spinning that none of these are states the president has a chance to carry in November. But Clinton carried both Kentucky and Arkansas in both of his presidential races.


But, more important, Obama does expect to carry the vast bulk of Democrats throughout the country. Such tepid approval anywhere in the country among his partisans has to be deeply worrying for him.


Bear in mind that this president hopes to win re-election primarily by generating huge turnouts among his base which includes young, black, and Latino voters. To not only fail to produce a high turnout but also to lose significant portions of his voter base is an ominous sign for the Obama campaign.


Sean Trende notes that the only presidents who have "received less than 60 percent of the vote in any primary were: Taft '12, Coolidge '24, Hoover '32, Johnson '68, Ford '76, Carter '80 and Bush '92." All but Coolidge were defeated for re-election.

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