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November 06, 1992 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-11-06

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7:30 p.m. — waiting anx-
iously for Mr. Clinton to
ass the 270-point mark.
Before victory was de-
dared, Sander Levin walked
into the office about 8:15
p.m., offering supporters
ome words of advice.
"Let's practice saying it:
resident Clinton, Presi-
dent Clinton, President
Clinton."
On the other side of town,
businessman Scott Eisen-
berg sat drinking a beer,
watching the results on tele-
vision and talking politics
ich the crowded Metropolitan
Music Cafe.
About 175 members of
Federation's Young Adult
Division packed the place,
,Which according to one em-
loyee is usually very quiet
on a Tuesday night. But on
"iis night, extra help was
called in to handle the elec-
tion night crowd.
"The idea was to add
some significance to election
'day and involve Young
Adult Division," said YAD
s taff associate Rick
Krosnick.
With the election results
S howing an early Clinton
s yictory, the YAD members
cast less an eye toward the
TV and focused more on
conversation. A great deal
of the talk was about poli-
tics. Many of the partici-
pants had been to
Washington, D.C., as part
of a national YAD conven-
tion oriented to politics. So
p beyond the beam of the red
and blue Music Cafe lights
were discussions of political
change.
For Scott Eisenberg, the
goal was also to keep an eye
on the election returns.
"The election showed for
me that the people in this
country wanted a change,"
S aid Mr. Eisenberg. "The
policies of Reagan and Bush
haven't worked. The '80s are
over. In the '90s, we need
change."
Tz ahi Shvartz , who

Sen. Carl Levin announces the Clinton victory.

moved to Novi from Israel
as a robotics specialist, said
that Israelis were familiar
with the candidates and
their views. He said that
from what he could gather,
Israelis in general favored
Clinton over Bush.
"Israelis are more inter-
ested than most Americans
might think," he said.
"Because in Israel, who the
president of the United
States is, is not just a ques-
tion of politics, it's also a
question of our survival."
Julie Rosen said, "I would
hope that a Clinton presi-
dency would result in a pos-
itive change in U.S. and
Israel relations instead of
introducing obstacles at the
expense of Israel."
Eric Gould said that he'll
be interested in how Clinton
actually implements policy
and addresses issues.
"It seemed that, even dur-
ing the debates, the candi-
dates weren't answering
questions. It came down to
politics is politics. But there
are still serious issues that
haven't been addressed."
Even though the mood in
the restaurant was over-
whelmingly jubilant over
Clinton's victory, Mr.
Eisenberg said there is still
some trepidation.
"Now we have a Demo-
cratic president and Demo-
cratic Congress. There is a
lot that could happen here.
We have to wait and see." ❑

Ann Frank volunteers at the polls.

Bea Sacks keeps a tally of the electoral votes.

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