I can tell you I don't buy a lot of the crap that came out about whether he salutes the flag or is a Muslim, but I am very skeptical about his support for Israel, which was conveniently developed in anticipation for this campaign
How's about you realizing that maybe other people besides conservatives have these ideas?
I am a Jew, and I feel the same way the previous writer did, and have just calculated that that I have 27 Democratic Jewish family members and friends (I have excluded my Republican Jewish friends and family for the purpose of this analysis) with whom I have discussed this Primary election in the past two months. Of them, only 1 supported Obama, and that is only because the shared the same alma maters (and he is pretty wishy-washy about his support for Obama.
So, I think this is a pretty small, nonsensical poll and I think your response is offensive.
You have done a wonderful job analyzing this. Thank you in particular for pointing out the echo of right wing talking points used against Clinton in this campaign. I think that is what stuns me the most, and is what I find to be a most disappointing trait among many, but not all, of Obama supporters.
I think you have a very hopeful, positive attitude and you are a good supporter of your candidate, but do you really think that Clinton will not talk to foreign leaders? Certainly, we need to attempt to understand where people come from. You are exemplifying the importance of that in this very Diary.
Clinton also said that she would speak with foreign leaders at the appropriate time and place. I think that is a very important distinction. In diplomacy, you need to have carrots and sticks. Sometimes offering the opportunity to meet with the President of the U.S. meet with, and by doing so, validating some foreign official is a big carrot (maybe not so big as it used be before Bush though).
I saw. There are lots of them here! It is strange because it feels so lonely here in SoCal! You know, just before the California Primary, I was wearing my Hillary t-shirt everywhere, and one day I wore it to Fashion Island in Newport Beach. I nearly jumped out of my skin when someone tapped my shoulder. I turned around, and there was a man, who said that he was a Republican but had to salute my courage for wearing my t-shirt there! Made me laugh and made me sad.