David Axelrod is still perplexed by how hard it was to sell his man to Jewish voters last time around. “We had to work for that vote,” he said just before Thanksgiving, during an interview in the empty conference room he uses at President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign headquarters in Chicago’s Loop. “There was sort of, you know, ‘Where’s he coming from?'”
This article originally appeared as part of a larger article in the e-magazine The Tablet: A new read on Jewish life, www.tabletmag.com. Reprinted with permission.