Obama's NY Jewish fundraiser not a smashing success; only 30 people there at about one quarter of the 'normal' price
At a New York fundraiser for President Obama's reelection campaign on Wednesday night, Obama gave his usual talking points
about how he has done more for Israel than Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush combined.
"I try not to pat myself too much on the back, but this administration has done more for the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration," Obama said. "We don't compromise when it comes to Israel's security ... and that will continue."
But Obama has a problem and everyone knows it.
The president was speaking to campaign donors at the Manhattan home of Jack Rosen, chairman of the American Jewish Congress, who said "it would be remiss for me not to say there are many in the Jewish community who are concerned" about the relationship between Israel and the United States.
Rosen added, however, that "America has never been as supportive of the state of Israel as President Obama and his administration."
They're trying to sell this fundraiser as a success.
"No ally is more important than the state of Israel," Obama said at the fundraiser, which collected at least $300,000 from wealthy donors for his re-election bid and other Democratic campaigns.
$300,000? That sounds like a lot of money until you consider
(Hat Tip: NY Nana
About 30 honchos are expected to attend the 5 p.m. event, with tickets starting at $10,000 per person.
Considering that Obama had another fundraiser on Wednesday night, for which 45 people paid $38,500 each
, his support from the Jewish community isn't exactly overwhelming is it?
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Campaign 2012, Jewish vote