(JNS.org) The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has launched a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign in three critical swing states featuring video interviews with lifelong Jewish Democratic voters who express regret for choosing Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
In Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the campaign—titled “My Buyer’s remorse”—airs testimonials from voters who cite Obama’s Israel and economic policies, among other concerns, as reasons they would take back their vote.
“For the past three years we’ve been hearing from people who were deeply disappointed and who wish they could have their vote back,” RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks told The Jewish Press. “It became self-evident to us that we should take those testimonials and share them with everyone.”
One interviewee, New Jersey Democrat Michael Goldstein, says Obama’s May 2011 statement that the 1967 borders should be a starting point for Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations “really changed” his mind about the president.
“I think in the second term we’ll see the real Barack Obama,” Goldstein says. “When he has no voters to deal with, I think he will change the game when it comes to Israel. He’s going to put Israel in a position where they’re in danger.”