Florida’s diverse demographics have brought new elements to the Republican primary, from bringing the focus to Latino issues, to the state’s elderly population. Now, Florida’s Jewish bloc is impacting the dialogue as Newt Gingrich and his surrogates raise questions about Mitt Romney’s cuts to kosher food programs during his tenure as Governor of Massachusetts.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a power broker in New York’s Orthodox Jewish community, blasted Mr. Romney’s decision to eliminate the $5-a-day funding for kosher meals in Jewish nursing homes.
“Well, `let them eat pork or let them eat something else’ — if you’re kosher, you’re not eating anything else,” he told the Post. “It’s just that simple. Why Romney didn’t get it at that particular time is disappointing and quite shocking to me.” Read More