re: #143 researchok
I’m not garhighway, but I’ll give my unasked for thoughts anyway. :D
I think there is a number of potential reasons why. In some ways it extends back to WW2 when we lost much of our former antisemitism and started associating Jews with the good guys. This was a very formative period in our history. I also think that some politicians view Israel as a tool of middle east diplomacy or as a weapon for middle eastern warfare. I think other pols use Israel cynically to bash each other over the heads with.
I wish both parties would agree that that using Israel as a political tool against each other should be off the table. Both parties support Israel after all. Kinda like how the political parties in Finland agreed to stop using education as a tool to beat each other up over. And look at their education system now.
I also want to comment about the original topic. Obama scores way better than Mitt with regards to foreign policy. It’s not at all clear that Israel going to war with Iran would actually be a boost for Mitt. It could just as easily be a boost for Obama since he’s viewed as the better diplomat.