Mitt Romney: Catnip for the Jews

In every election season, each month or two will see some conservative discover that this is finally going to be the year when American Jews abandon the Democrats and flock to the GOP's presidential candidate. And it never happens. I've made this point before, but this column by Michael Medved has to be the most hilarious installment this reliable genre has ever seen. Why are Jews going to vote Republican this year? Because, Medved tells us, Jews love Mormons! Seriously.

So even if Jews are overwhelmingly Democrats whose liberal ideals contradict pretty much everything Mitt Romney says he believes in, they'll surely cast that aside because of the strong personal connection they feel to members of his religion. After all, as Medved says, "Mormons and Jews frequently laugh together at our common use of the word 'gentiles' to describe the multitudes outside our minority religious communities." Oh, totally. If I had a dollar for every time I've thrown back my head and guffawed merrily with Mormons about the use of the word "gentile," I'd have ... well, I'd have zero dollars. And I'm pretty sure that if I asked every single Jew I know, which would have to be at least a couple hundred, I couldn't find a single one who had ever laughed with Mormons over the use of the word "gentile."

But that's not really the point, is it? The point is that Jews' love of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints means that this is really, really going to be the year they vote Republican. Really.

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