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Last night I attended a forum on the presidential election and the Jewish vote at Beth El Temple, one of two large Conservative synagogues in West Hartford, featuring representatives of the Republican Jewish Coalition and the National Democratic Jewish Council. Of the several hundred attendees, only a handful raised their hands when asked who was undecided, and nothing in the applause, boos, and overall atmosphere led me to reconsider my prediction that Obama will be getting a good 70 percent of the Jewish vote. Palin antipathy was palpable.