posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 04:40 PM
February 08, 2008
Read More: Barack Obama
Pushing the Israel angle
showed Hillary Clinton with an edge among Jewish voters, but not an overwhelming one.
But some of Clinton's supporters are continuing to press the notion that Obama — despite having, on paper, a position quite close to Hillary's —
is unreliable on Israel, using arguments that go well beyond anything the campaign would say.
One instance: I've obtained a copy of an e-mail from Annie Totah, a Washington society figure and Armenian-American activist who's also a member of
Clinton's finance committee. The e-mail, titled "Barack Obama's Poor Record on Israel," went to a list that includes Anne Ayalon, wife of the
former Israeli ambassador.
"Please read the attached important and very disturbing article on Barak Obama. Please vote wisely in the Primaries," the e-mail read, attaching
a long piece
from the American Thinker blog that's become central to
the sub-rosa anti-Obama chatter.
The American Thinker calls speculation that Obama is actually a Muslim "overheated" (!) and "unfair," and never crosses the line into the more
outlandish stuff you can find elsewhere on the Web. But it does go well beyond anything the Clinton campaign has touched (and more obvious elements of
Obama's position, like his words and votes), and draws together a long litany of items from his church (which it says Obama joined out of expedience)
to the fact that former Knick Allan Houston raised money for him to make the case that he's a "disquieting" candidate when it comes to Israel.
Anyway, something to watch.
[edit on 8-11-2009 by TrainDispatcher]