May 12, 2008

Obama and Israel

Jeffrey Goldberg has an illuminating interview with Obama, about the subjects of Israel and his appeal to Jewish voters:

When it comes to the gut issue, I have such ardent defenders among my Jewish friends in Chicago. I don’t think people have noticed how fiercely they defend me, and how central they are to my success, because they’ve interacted with me long enough to know that I've got it in my gut. During the Wright episode, they didn’t flinch for a minute, because they know me and trust me, and they’ve seen me operate in difficult political situations.
Way too many Jews I know don't trust Obama, for reasons that I don't entirely understand.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 12, 2008 04:03 PM
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