Romney continues to demonstrate how out of touch he is with the changing world the Obama Administration has inherited. Many of his criticisms of the Obama Administration are either wrong on facts, splitting hairs or just plain bad policy.
American support for Israel is, has been and ought to be bipartisan. There were very good American reasons for it in the past and there are very good American reasons for it in the future. They are not found in election-time pandering.
Americans, and American Jews in particular, reject Adelson's views and his undue influence. If we really want a political process that reflects our own values, we have to counter Adelson's millions of dollars with our millions of voices.
The majority of American Jews understand what Allen West and Joe Walsh fail to see: Building a viable Palestinian state alongside a secure Israel is the only way to secure Israel's future as a Jewish homeland and a democracy.
Ordinarily, an attack by a political hack of one party about a mega-contributor to another would not merit comment. But what made David Harris' vitriol most unfortunate was that it was one Jew deriding the two foremost private supporters of Jewish identity in the entire world: the Adelsons.
If there is one thing we absolutely should not be doing, it's tinkering with our founding document to prevent groups like the ACLU (or even billionaires like Sheldon Adelson) from speaking freely about the central issues in our democracy.
In Parashat Korach, we learn about anshei shem, men of renown, who abuse their power to the detriment of the community. We saw a similar phenomenon 40 years ago in Watergate, and we see it today in our broken election financing system.
Will you pick up the gauntlet, Mr. President, and make the case for why we must pass an amendment to strike down Citizens United? It will give you a strong foundation for your strategy to win in November.