Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain sees the GOP pickup of New York congressional district 9 as a “huge message” to the 2012 election. Mr. Cain said that the election of fellow businessman and Republican Bob Turner over Democratic politician David Weprin “suggests that the Democrats can’t take 2012 for granted.”
The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza said that the Democrats failed to keep sex-scandal tainted Anthony Weiner’s seat because of President Obama’s Israel policies. “It says to me — in neon lights — that the Jewish community in that district does not like this administration’s position and treatment of Israel. That in itself is earth breaking,” he said in an interview with The Washington Times.
Mr. Cain’s said that, “The Jewish population has been so loyal to the Democrat party. And now the Obama has thrown Israel under the bus, they are sending a very clear message, they do not like it.”
The NY-9 election shows that the GOP can grab Democratic voters next year. “The biggest implication you can read into this is that you can take the Democrat vote,” he told The Times. “Even Democrats are disgusted with the performance of this economy and disgusted with how this administration is treating Israel.”