November 5, 2004

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
The sullying of the presidential candidate, 2004

My column this week for the NJ Jewish News.

"This was a race that could have been celebrated as a watershed in the history of pro-Israel lobbying. It featured two candidates who disagreed on most everything but, in the midst of a global war on Islamic fanaticism, were unshaken in their support for the Israeli government. Instead, pundits like Charles Krauthammer, Dennis Prager, Shmuley Boteach, Martin Peretz, and William Safire — multiplied by bloggers and serial e-mailers — sullied Kerry’s unblemished Senate voting record on Israel and made him and his party scapegoats for historical events beyond their control. At the same time, they discounted history when praising President Bush’s Israel policy, and confused 'pro-Israel' with their own particular ideological vision for the Middle East."


Hey! I was going to blog that column!

Posted by: Reb Yudel at November 5, 2004 2:27 PM
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