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December 2010
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This is hysterical

The Great Schlep.

It's real - the idea is that young Jewish Obama supporters visit their grandparents in Florida over Columbus Day weekend, and try to talk these (often very involved, often very Democratic) people out of their doubts about Obama - mainly convinicing them he's not Muslim.

At the very least, they would have visited their grandparents. (This is actually an argument they use for going - you'll make your grandparents happy.) I mean, on their website, thegreatschelp.com, the answer to "How do I go?" is, "Call your grandparents and tell them to get the couch ready." If you can't go, at least call your grandparents.

Will this help the Obama campaign? Who knows. It certainly couldn't hurt it.

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Hoo, boy. That's cute and sweet and funny and politically savvy all at once.

It probably works on grandparents of many faiths. (Though, if mine were living, it would be unnecessary, since you could not have paid them enough to make them vote Republican.)

Yes, I'm sure it would. Grandparent/grandchild is a very special relationship.

They're targeting this group because the Jewish vote in Florida is very powerful. And these are people who *will* vote.

And the kids are hearing "It's a mitzvah."