Just received word from from a reader that the Obama campaign is withdrawing from two Jewish debates:
Claiming they do not like recent RJC [Republican Jewish Coalition] advertisements, the Obama campaign has formally instructed all of its representatives to cancel their scheduled appearances with any representative of the RJC. Former Congressman Mel Levine (CA) yesterday informed the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center that he would no longer show up for his scheduled debate this Sunday against RJC California Director Larry Greenfield. State Representative Josh Shapiro (PA) informed Temple Sinai that he would not participate in a forum with RJC Philadelphia Director Scott Feigelstein.
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks asks, “What is the Obama campaign afraid of? Why is the Obama campaign afraid to have this conversation?”
I guess the Obama campaign is afraid to confront the concerns of American Jews, many of whom are wary about a candidate who one day tells a pro-Israeli group that Jerusalem must remain undivided, only to retract his statement the next.
Pro-Obama bloggers and their media cheerleaders have made much of Sarah Palin’s failure to talk to the adversary press. Will they now fault the Obama campaign for avoiding tough questions from Jewish Republicans?