Why did Mitt Romney really go to Israel?

With Mitt Romney in Israel last weekend, it seemed like the irresistible sidebar. So news organizations like The Washington Post and Politico gushed (or kvelled, in Yiddish) over the all-important Jewish vote. …

Mitt Romney did not spend a weekend in Israel because he was obsessed with winning over 45,000 Jewish voters in Florida and 15,000 in Ohio. [cont.]

Walter Shapiro, Columbia Journalism Review