I have a difficult time wrapping my mind around the concept of “the Jewish vote,” given that it’s miniscule. But it’s apparently worth a lot to Sheldon Adelson, who’s shelling out millions on these idiotic ads that are meant to convince Jews in battleground states that President Obama is bad for Israel.
The idea of the ad campaign is to find and promote a handful of Jews — like Michael Goldstein, above — who voted for Obama in 2008 and now can’t wait to vote for Romney.
While this might be persuasive to some, I have the sense that “some” will only involve the incredibly small number of American Jews who have already decided that Romney is better for Israel than Obama and who don’t care about anything else … including facts.
Like this fact, for example: “A day before Romney is due to land in Israel, U.S. President Barack Obama will sign the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, which is meant to approve and expand military cooperation between the two countries.”
That doesn’t seem so bad for Israel.
What seems bad for Israel, at least from my perspective, is an American president who hands Prime Minister Netanyahu a blank check to do whatever he wants when it comes to the West Bank, Gaza, and — most importantly right now — Iran. That would be bad for Israel because it would mean allowing Israel to slide more easily into instability and war (all under the mantle of offense being the best defense, of course).
We’ll see what Mitt Romney has to say on these matters very soon, just as soon as he’s done offending everyone in London and can jet off to Israel. My guess is that he’s exactly the guy to write that blank check for Netanyahu.