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Don't Count Obama Out

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Submitted by John W McGinley (United States), May 25, 2011 at 09:03

By and large I agree with your most recent comments on the Obama/Netanyahu interaction. I certainly believe that Netanyahu did what he had to do and did it brilliantly. Obama, in turn, is caught between his leftist agendum concerning Israel and his lust for getting re-elected in 2012. He is in deep conflict with himself and it shows. It's actually embarrassing for our country to have such a vascillating leader.

All that being acknowledged, Obama has time after time shown resliliency. He can weave-and-bob in politics at least as well as Ali would weave-and-bob in the ring. Obama's even good a rope-a-dope. He has the suvivor's mentality. He will never be a great figure in history but he may very well prevail in 2012. ((Look at th field of Republican andidates both announced and un-announced. Do you see a winner there at all?))

If Obama wins re-election in 2012 all bets are off. His leftist bias against Israel will be given a freedom he does not have now. To me it is clear. The Jewish vote in Presidential elections still remains heavily biased towrds Democratic candidates. In point of fact, most of the Democratic Presidents were friends of Israel. (Carter, of course, is the glaring exception; yet even he brokered the Peace treaty with Eygpt which was beneficial for both countries ). Obama is no friend of Israel. Sure. He will go to the Western Wall and make a big show of it. But he is no friend of Israel. In my view, it is imperative that Obama NOT receive more than fifty percent of the Jewish vote in 2012. And, correlatively, I beleive it would be somewhat masochsitic for Jewish supporters to open up the purse strings for a man who will only sell israel down the river.

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