Thursday, October 30, 2008
David puts it very well.
FWIW regarding whether Obama has any conservative friends (besides Warren Buffet, of course) -- I was talking to a well-known conservative scholar who was at Chicago when Obama was there, and he said Obama was well to the left of the Chicago faculty, and refused to have lunch with him. He said Obama considered conservatives "evil". He regarded an Obama presidency as "scary".
I have been told American Jews don't care about Israel any more, or at least the young ones don't. Israel is not my top priority, but I certainly care about it. I think US policy should be simple in a sense. Israel should be secure, period. Lots of things are possible after that, but the security of the state of Israel should not be in any sense negotiable. I think anyone for whom Israel's security is any sort of priority to support Obama, would be a grave mistake. Unfortunately, I fear this will be clear soon enough.