This evening I attended an event hosted by the Nashville chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer was the speaker. He is a wonderfully charming man, as you would expect of someone who held such a position.
In a conversation before the event, one friend of mine said, “I didn’t know that there were so many Jewish Republicans in Nashville.” A woman remarked back to him, I didn’t know there were so many Jewish people in Nashville.” My reaction was a bit different; I wondered why there weren’t even more people there.
For the record, I’m not Jewish. Also for the record, there were about 75 people there, no more than 10 of whom were goys like me.
But my question for the blogosphere is this:
Why aren’t there more Jewish Republicans?*
Oh . . . one other question: Why was the Nashville City Paper the only Nashville media outlet that apparently saw fit to cover a Nashville event featuring such a prestigious political figure? (Please correct me if I missed any other media present.)
*NOTE: Save the partisan oneupsmanship for somebody else’s blog. It’s a serious question, for which I hope there are serious responses on all sides.