President Obama, Israel, and Voter Priorities:
In a democracy whether voting for president of a condominium or president of the United States voters cast their ballots based upon their priority of concerns. In a condo development issues such as assessments, security, landscape, what color to paint the houses and a superfluity of other issues occupy homeowners mind before voting for a board president.
In just under 6 months American voters will be electing the 45th President of the United States. Before choosing to reelect President Obama for a second term or Governor Romney, voters must likewise prioritize the individual issues which are relevant to them. And there are many.
Healthcare, the economy, unemployment, taxes, women’s issues, gay rights, class warfare, domestic terrorism; to name just a few. Internationally; Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea and the Middle East conflict also rank high on people’s minds. Judging by the title of this essay it shouldn’t be difficult to see if not at the top, certainly right near it is where my priorities lie.
For Jewish advocates like myself concerned with the security of Israel going forward, President Obama, by his record, may possibly be in deep trouble. Unlike 2008 his policies and actions towards the Jewish state are no longer a matter of conjecture. As an incumbent he has a record to run on, one in which he himself recognizes a constant need to defend.