Thursday, October 23, 2008

Presidential race & Influential Jews

Haaretz reports:

The John McCain-Barack Obama contest has been one in which the issues of Wall Street and fitness for the presidency have far overshadowed the subject of Israel. But the Jewish vote remains a key element in battleground states, and, playing a wide variety of roles, Jews have helped to shape the campaigns. Thirty-six of them are mentioned below. This list is by no means all-inclusive, and, for considerations of space, many Jews who have played active parts in the campaigns do not appear - among them Obama surrogate U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland, and Obama advisor and ex-California congressman Mel Levine.

Also missing are a number of Jews who have played minor roles, but merit mention for the interest they have attracted - in particular, Sandra Froman, the first Jewish president of the National Rifle Association (2005-7), and a steering committee member of Sportsmen for McCain; and Linda Lingle, the first Jewish governor of Hawaii and an early defender of Sarah Palin.

It should be noted that perhaps the most significant name that appears on the list belongs to a man, Henry Lehman, who has been dead for 153 years, and has thus remained uncounted among the living.

Following is the list, in alphabetical order:

Sheldon Adelson: He is Republican, neoconservative and a mega-donor, however, a combination of financial reverses and internal disputes has muted his contribution to the McCain effort.

David Axelrod: Chief strategist and media advisor for the Obama campaign, he has harnessed grassroots support through "viral" media, new technology and emphasis on the theme of change.

Steven Bob and Sam Gordon: The two Reform rabbis from the Chicago area founded Rabbis for Obama, which has persuaded hundreds of rabbinical colleagues to go on record by name supporting the candidate. The group's influence on the Jewish electorate has been difficult to gauge. [...]

Barney Frank: The Massachusetts Democratic congressman is one of the most visible, outspoken liberals in the House. He is openly gay and a frequent target of pro-McCain commentators, particularly on Fox News, where, because of his role as chair of the House Financial Services Committee, he has been said to bear crucial responsibility for the sub-prime lending crisis. He played a key role in negotiating the Wall Street bailout package.

Malcolm Hoenlein: Formally nonpartisan as professional chief of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, he invited Sarah Palin to speak at an anti-Ahmadinejad rally at the UN, then bowed to pressure to rescind the invitation. He is seen to have aided the McCain campaign in terms of some Jewish undecideds.

Cheryl Jacobs: A McCain campaign co-chair in Broward County, Florida, the Conservative rabbi, a longtime Democrat, supported Hillary Clinton's primary race for president, but then switched to McCain.

Henry Kissinger: The New York Times calls the former secretary of state a "close outside adviser" to McCain's campaign. He is regularly called upon by the candidate for advice on foreign affairs, and held a high-profile briefing session with Palin prior to the vice-presidential debate. [...]

1 comment :

  1. Recipients and PublicityOctober 23, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    Obama the Evil!

    Take a look at the way the NY Times "romanticizes" Powell in the article by Maureen Dowd "Moved by a Crescent" http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/22/opinion/22dowd.html?_r=1&em&oref=slogin

    The USA (or that part that has become hypnotized by Obama) has now officially gone insane with no respect for the victims of 9/11 and all those who have died and continue to fall in the wake of the unprecedented Jihad in America by the Islamofascists.

    The rise of the new Obamanian "American Black Nazi racial superiority" clearly expressed by, and in many ways derived from, NATION of Islam (from Chicago) and the radical outright Communist and anarchist "SOCIALISTS of Chicago" that Obama embodies in his political persona.
    Note the original Nazism of Hitler (may his name be blotted out) was an elusive and beguiling misnomer that is based on the words "National Socialists" and their party was the "National Socialist German Workers Party" ("Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei" "Nazism, a short name for National Socialism" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism ). Compare with "The Nation of Islam (NOI)" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_of_Islam
    Obama's church and his pastor Wright (who is Wrong!) honored NOI's leader Farrakhan which Obama obviously agrees with, while in addition Obama's pure socialism is becoming known, see http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPolitics.htm

    This is one huge slithery snake that America is up against -- One could say it is an incarnation of the very original Serpent that seduced Eve of Genesis causing the downfall of Mankind -- have you noted the way Obama's pronounces the "s" sound? It's a combination of an extended whistling and hissing sound (a very un-Anglo-Saxon way of speech), just as one would expect emanating from a slimy snake of such proportions!

    May God help us all!

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