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Thursday, January 25, 2007

America's Future Presidents Line Up To Kiss Israel?

Regardless of whether they are a Republican or a Democrat, a liberal or a conservative, God fearing or poll fearing, man or woman, white, black or attempting to be black, it seems that every candidate running for the White House presidency is doing everything they can to gain Jewish favor nation wide.

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency) It's a Washington ritual as reliable as the cherry blossoms, if nowhere near as pretty: Midterm congressional elections are over and aspirants for the most powerful job in the world are throwing their hats into the race for the U.S. presidency.

Another ritual within the ritual is lining up Jewish support, and this year is no different. Some candidates are acting immediately: This month, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plucked Jay Zeidman, President Bush’s popular Jewish outreach official, to lead his Jewish campaign.

Sometimes it’s even sooner than immediately: For the past two years, Ann Lewis, who has been prominent in Jewish causes since she served as the Clinton administration’s deputy communications director, has been sounding out Jewish support for Clinton’s wife, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.).

Other pro-Israeli candidates include:
  • Senator Joe Biden of Delaware (Democrat)
  • Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas (Republican)
  • Senator Barack Obama of Illinois (Democrat)
  • Newt Gingrich (Republican)
  • John Edwards (Democrat)
  • Senator John McCain of Arizona (Republican)
  • Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico (Democrat)
  • Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (of 9/11, a Republican)
  • Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut (Democrat)
  • Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massechusettes (Republican)
  • Former Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa (Democrat)

All of them seem eager to gain public support from the American Hebrews, with several having actually visited Israel in the flesh. Although this upcoming election is sure to be a rough one (as Hillary can probably tell you), Israel will have an ally in the oval office.

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