Thursday, August 27, 2009

Obama and Israel/Ted Kennedy/More good Poll news/Dad's take

Elli Ganchrow writes:

All you need to know about Obama's Middle East policy is summed up by a poll quoted in today's Jerusalem Post which found that 4% of Jewish Israelis feel that Obama's policies are pro-Israel. Personally I am surprised that the number was that high. Obama's obsession with settlements borders on the absurd- he is in for rude wakeup call if he thinks a partial freeze on settlements is the key to progress in the peace talks.

I was at the denist's office today for 2 hours and watched Fox News during the entire visit. The only thing discussed was the death of Senataor Kennedy. The coverage of his death has been truly over the top. The discussion does not center on his alcoholism, his expulsion from Harvard, his car accident which killed a woman (in which he neglected to call the police until the next day), etc. Rather it centers on his being the "Lion of the Senate". As Rush Limbaugh pointed out today, if he was the Lion, then we were his prey.

My father called from his trip to ask if I thought Mitt Romney would run for the open Senate seat. Its an interesting thought- but it appears that numerous people on both sides of the political spectrum will think about running for this seat. Its been a long time since there has been an open seat in Massachusetts and its likely that more than one candidate on each side will announce. Of course, nothing will happen until after the funeral.
RealClearPolitics has a poll showing Senator Lincoln trailing two unknowns for her Arkansas Senate seat. Yet more evidence that Democrats are in for a tough time this coming political cycle.