Pandering

Gingrich Targets Florida's Jews and Cubans

With one day left before the Florida primary, Newt Gingrich is clearly pulling out all the stops in a last-ditch effort to win over two of the state's key demographics. Gingrich attempted to appeal to Jewish voters Monday, noting a report that surfaced over the weekend about Mitt Romney vetoing an initiative to fund kosher meals for poor Jewish residents in nursing homes. The New York Post reported, however, that those funds were eventually allocated for kosher meals. Gingrich's newest TV ad panders to Florida's many Cuban voters by insisting (in both English and Spanish) that President Obama is putting the country on track to become a socialist or communist country. The Spanish version leaves nothing to the imagination. It features a woman saying, "My family came to this country looking for liberty and a dream. But now the United States is resembling the government they fled."