In a move to enlighten the Jews of Florida about the dangers of reelecting Barack Obama, Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat, is heading to South Florida to convince Democrats to vote for Mitt Romney.
Hikind is convinced that the election is of huge importance for America and Israel, saying:
“This is one of the most important elections I have ever been a part of. I hope to convince my fellow democrats that the choice this year should be a Republican. Looking at the last four years, I can’t think of a single area where we have been successful. People in Florida have asked me to come down and speak to Democratic voters. I am more than happy to do my part to help and, in fact, I made that offer on national television when I appeared with Neil Cavuto on Fox News. I am going down there, as a Democrat, to speak to Democrats about my concerns.”
Hikind likened the 2012 election to 2000:
“Remember the Gore/Bush election not too long ago and how close it was? This election is very important to me and my community and I am doing my part as an individual to get across my very strong feelings. I really believe that we need a change.”
In September, Hikind was quoted as saying:
"Israel is under the gun. Israel is the target of Iran. Israel's existence is being threatened. And Obama doesn't have time to meet with the Israeli PM? It's insulting. It's degrading. This president scares me. I'm a Democrat, but not a knee-jerk Democrat. I'm only loyal to America and the survival of Israel."