South W’burg Hasidim Gave More Than Four Times As Many Votes to McCain As to Obama

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Both Brooklyn at large and American Jews voted for Obama by big majorities … but in Brooklyn's Hasidic enclave of South Williamsburg, McCain got more than four times as many votes as O, even though the area is overwhelmingly Democratic. And apparently it's not because of the fear that O won't protect Israel, but the perception that he is "not so stable," in the words of one resident. Because, you know, Obama does have that sort of scary, neurotic, borderline, could-explode-at-any-minute, loose-cannon energy. Any fool knows that. [Brooklyn Paper]