Welcome back to the Twilight Lounge, where Rosen has cooked dinner but will not be invited to the post-event reception. We have a lot on our minds today: Canada, rodeo clowns, Middle Eastern geography, Al-Qassam… but mostly, we are wondering, after the Iowa caucus, whether
a Jew finally winning delegates is good for the Jews?
That’s right; a Jew had never won a single delegate until Bernie Sanders snagged 21 of them in Iowa, a state with only 6,170 Jews. Does this mean the door is open for Jewish presidential candidates? Or will Sanders’ status as a real contender bring out the anti-Semites, reminding us that being a Jew isn’t always a political asset?