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October 18th, 2012
08:46 PM ET

New political ad uses Netanyahu to sway Florida voters: Jews "are not single issue voters," says Fareed Zakaria

A new million-dollar political ad airing in the battle ground state of Florida starring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slams President Barack Obama on his handling of Iran.

Jewish voters make up 4% of the electorate in Florida. The difference that separated Obama and Sen. John McCain in 2008 was smaller than that, so this group is really crucial. So, how much can Netanyahu's words sway them?

OutFront tonight: Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN International's Fareed Zakaria GPS.


Filed under: 2012 Election • International • Iran • Israel • Politics
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  1. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    Let's face it when GWB talked about the war on terror in 2002 and going after those those harbored terrrorists and plot to hurt Americans and infringe on our freedoms, first and foremost, he should have demanded that Pakistan hand over Bin Laden. Secondly, Iran didn't start their nuclear program when President Obama gave his innagural address in 2009. Iran's nuclear facility was constructed more than a decade ago and their program escalated during the Bush era. Therefore, when GWB talked about the war on terror and so on, he had the opportunity to use the threat of force to get Iran to shut down its nuclear program when we had all those bombs and thousands of US war planes right across the border in Iraq. But GWB weavered for eight years and did nothing to force Iran to relinquish it nuclear program.

    During the Vice Presidential debate, Paul Ryan said GWB imposed three sanctions on Iran, yet he and Romney have stopped short of accusing Bush of not taking the military route. Now they're attacking President Obama's sanctions. Hypocrisy hypocrisy hypocrisy. I have alot of Jewish friend and they're not that dumb. Romney/Ryan are not going to get the Jewish vote so they should go ahead and scrap their stupid ad.

    October 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  2. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    President Obama has imposed the harshest sanction on Iran than any previous administration and by the way, these sanctions are the harshest imposed on any country in world history. Does that mean the Iranian government will feel the pinch immediately? Of course not, but the reality is that this administration will NEVER allow Iran to develop a nuclear bomb or advance their nuclear program to the point where they can put a bomb under construction. And by the way, while Mitt Romney likes to talk tough, he's the one who said its not worth moving heaven and earth to find Bin Laden, the mastermind of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. You know, Paul Ryan had his chance at the Vice Presidential debate to tell the American people and the world what a Romney/Ryan administration would have done differently. And this was his response: "well, the Obama administration waited too long to impose sanctions." Then when he was pressed again to be specific and say what he and Romney would do differently, he replied Romney proposed sanctions in 2007 and this administration waited too long to impose sanctions. I'm afraid Ryan and Romney have no feasible solution to solve this conflict whatsoever. Furthermore, we have already seen how the republicans wars have turned out in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq is destabilized for a hundred years in McCains terminology and Afghanistan is no more stabilized that it was a decade ago because we abandoned and prolonged that conflict to invade Iraq. Also, Hamas in a bigger threat to Isreal sovereignty today than ever because GWB and the GOP called for open elections in Palestine that gave rise to the terrorist group. Let's face it, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are just bluff and more bluff of hot air and nothing else.

    Obama/Biden 2012 by a LANDSLIDE!

    October 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Reply

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