Jewish Supers

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Forman.jpgLast week, the Forward played Jew/Not a Jew with the Democratic superdelegates and came up with 74 of them. Nearly half (36) have declared for Hillary Clinton, while only a dozen are in Obama’s camp. (The balance are thus far neutral.) This is pretty much what I would have expected, but it’s nice to see the tally. The most interesting quote comes from Ira Forman, the executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council: “Politics in America has become a Jewish profession, just like arts and the law…We now are overrepresented in all these areas.” Well, ok, but something shy of 10 percent of the superdelegates in a party where Jews constitute maybe five percent of the members is pretty modest over-representation as such things go.