jdobbin Posted June 29, 2009 Report Share Posted June 29, 2009 http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/stor...28?hub=Politics The fact Liberal MP Anita Neville is Jewish just didn't seem to hold as much sway with her Winnipeg community last election.Neville watched as some of her formerly faithful Jewish supporters left for the Conservative party, impressed by its unequivocal pro-Israel stance. It was a phenomenon felt in other Liberal ridings with significant Jewish populations. One of those ridings actually went blue. "I have some constituents who for them, (Israel) is the only issue, and they will vote based on that issue and we were not in a good place at that time and not clear in our responses," Neville said of the period before the 2008 campaign. If there was ever a time to knock off the Liberals in Winnipeg-South Centre, it would have been last election. I think things there have stabilized for support and unlike last time, the Tories don't seem to have as big a star candidate to run in the riding. The nomination is next week. Ignatieff is more measured in his speeches about Israel and his support is sounding more solid. The Tories are going to attack Ignatieff by saying they are only party that supports Israel. It remains to be seen if this message will be regarded as a little over the top, especially when innuendo of being anti-Semitic is thrown in for good measure. Neville's riding sees mailings from Tories almost daily. Some people are becoming offended by the costs of numerous mailings. For one issue voters, the main concern of the Liberals is to remove the issue by having the same position that many people support. This will then focus attention on other things such as the economy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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