We were the first to report (more than a week ago), that Hagel has the nomination in the bag. Now let’s move to the next level:
Most Jewish Senators on the list below did not make it yet official. But of the twelve Jewish Senators, expect almost – if not literally – all of them to vote for Hagel. For each of them who will vote against Hagel, I am God-willing contributing $100 to the NJDC. Abstaining from voting for Hagel does not count as voting against him. Don’t hold your breath, NJDC.
By now, Senator Feinstein came out in support of Hagel. But this morning after 10:00 AM, I wrote the following regarding the Dem caucus overall: I strongly doubt that Anti-Hagel votes from the Dems will be anywhere close to a Minyan (“up to ten”) as Chuck Todd suggested today. Perhaps a nice few Dems may abstain from voting, but few-to-non of them will vote against. Three? Four? Five will vote against? Ok, maybe. But Ten? Sell me a bridge instead.