President Obama is making waves with his comment that he is “the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office.”
Well, okay. I don’t think so, but as a Jew, I don’t begrudge anyone their claim to solidarity with The Tribe. And if Obama actually goes without shellfish during his upcoming Martha’s Vineyard vacation, then we’ll know he may be serious.
But certainly, at least one Republican candidate is in a position to claim he is even closer to being a Jew.
I know, I’ve run this before. I just can’t resist. He was pretty game. Poor Rick.
Perry is announcing his candidacy in Dallas today.
He released a video earlier Thursday with some boilerplate from his stump speech.
If we’re going to revive this American dream again we need a president who provides leadership that transcends the petty partisanship we’ve seen in the last few years. Someone that’s been tested and a president who tells the American people the truth . . . We need a president who bridges the partisan divide rather than widen — who brings people together. We must do right and risk the consequences.
He’s a longshot. But if the GOP race in anything like 2012, with a new candidate suddenly seizing front runner status for no serious reason every few weeks, he may have his chance.