Friday, April 25, 2008
Over at Powerline, they write:
Gabriel Schoenfeld reports on the latest Obama foreign policy adviser who turns out not to like Israel very much. Add Joseph Cirincione to the list that includes Samantha Power, Robert Malley, Merrill McPeak, Zbigniew Brzezinski , and his spiritual adviser Jeremiah Wright. (Obama, of course, loves Israel; he's just unlucky with his advisers).
I wonder what percentage of the Jewish vote Obama will get. My guess is that it will be the lowest of a Democratic candidate in many years, if not in several generations.
The only one of my relatives who I know supports Obama is someone who holds fundraisers for Barbara Boxer and is not, shall we say, the brightest bulb in the pack (nor as you can tell one of my favorite relatives). Some other of my relatives, some pretty liberal, regard Obama as possibly antisemitic.
My view is that Obama surrounds himself with leftists and others who are at the least strongly anti-Israel. Wright certainly seems antisemitic. And Obama seems awfully tolerant of these attitudes.