Of course, my moving to Israel has set me apart, too. And we do see things differently when it comes to politics. Some relatives can see through the Obama marketing-hardsell, while others are among the majority of American Jews who worship him, like their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents worshipped FDR. Of course all that was for very different reasons.
The next stage of my visit to the states will be among the Obama fans, so I'm going to have to zip my lips beyond my usual.
As I've blogged before, I have no doubt that if Barack Hussein Obama had inherited his mother's skin he never would have been elected. The novelty of his color was the chief marketing "gimmick." Many times I've asked people:
"What was his track record, experience to qualify him to be the United States President?"They counter with:
"What did he do wrong?"The fact that it takes experience to be a good president seems lost to them. It reminds me of what I've seen election after election here in Shiloh. The candidates who are the least known win. No doubt that they hadn't yet made enemies, so people are willing to risk putting unknowns in positions of power.
Good luck world.