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February 08, 2008


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So we have clarity from Sen. McCain. If he gets elected we'll see if he's true to his word.

We get slipperiness from Sen. Clinton.

And we also get clarity from Sen. Obama. Though his clarity says that he will certainly do nothing. (Shmuel Rosner has more hawkish quotes form Sen. Obama, but those were made at AIPAC or to Rosner, where he knows he has to say certain things.)


Actually, I think Clinton's answer was the clearer of the two: "No, I'll just do my best."

Obama's answer was "Yes, as long as it doesn't involve fear, violate my reading of the Constitution, or damage our reputation." His "larger point at stake" swallowed up his nominal committment.


McCain is clearly the man we want for foreign policy in support of Israel.

My difficulty is to vote the conservative platform on judicial appointments and to subscribe to their (lack of) support for domestic programs in eduction and health care. With the widening gap between the haves and the have-nots, the Republican philosophy on "free" trade and taxes is not reassuring. I believe that our government should play a substantial role in these matters, and that it should be efficient and accountable. I believe that we should have a mix of capitalism and welfare state.

So I'm inclined to vote for the Democrats on domestic issues and for the Republicans on foreign policy.

I am in a quandary. Do others also face this problem?

What are your views and recommendation on these issues?

I appreciate your work.

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