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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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My grandmother is long gone, of course, but my mother is part of that generation (I'm old).

I just happened to have a chat with her.

She's *in love* with Obama, and she's always loved Joe Biden, and she's disgusted that the other members of her JCC are going to vote Democratic down-ticket, but for McCain. Why? Because they'll admit to her what they would never admit to their kids or grandkids - Obama's black. And they also believe he's Muslim and hates Israel.

I gave her some of the talking points to use. :)