I hope Romney does the smart thing and chooses Eric Cantor to be his running mate.
Both editorials were wrong about Cantor being able to strip the Jewish vote from Obama in 2008. But things are different now. Jews have more reasons now to vote against Obama: the economy sucks and Obama has shown himself to be a false friend to Israel and his policies have messed up the Middle East. The special election in Brooklyn and Queens in which the Republican won Anthony Weiner's seat proves this. If there was ever an historic opportunity to strip Jewish voters from the Democratic party, that time has finally come if Romney is smart enough to grab it.
People will no doubt say that Jews are unimportant because they make up only 2% of the electorate. But Jews have a lot more influence than that. First of all, more like 5% of white Americans are Jewish enough to qualify to make Aliyah to Israel, even though they don't necessarily say they are Jewish when pollsters ask them their religion. Secondly, Jews donate a disproportionate amount of money to politicians. Finally, Jews have a disproportionate influence over the MSM, so if Republicans can win over the majority of Jews to their side, the result will be more favorable media coverage for Republicans.
Also, Cantor is conservative on the immigration issue. As the Washington Times editorial board wrote, “on illegal immigration, Mr. Cantor has consistently opposed legislation pushed by Mr. McCain that would provide amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.