Mitt Romney

The Last One Hundred Days: Rhetoric, Money and Target Constituencies

With approximately 100 days to the November elections, the intensity of the campaign has accelerated. One can identify four core elements: focusing on fund raising, escalating the political rhetoric, studying key voter trends,  and creating new organizing initiatives.

When Stars And Stripes Meet Star Of David

After Romney visit, Israelis feel trapped in U.S. presidential race.
07/30/2012 - 20:00
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv – Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign caravan has long packed up and left Jerusalem, but his two-day stopover here on a much-touted foreign tour by the presumed Republican nominee thrust Israel into the limelight of a presidential campaign even more than usual.

Romney’s visit followed in the footsteps of former presidential hopefuls and other aspiring American politicians have made Israel a regular destination to burnish their foreign policy chops and appeal to Jewish voters.  

Mitt Romney, left, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought a flavor of American politics to Israel. getty images

Romney vs. Obama: Who Loves Israel More?

07/30/2012 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

Isn’t it nice to see Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama fighting it out over who is Israel’s greater friend and ally?

My advice: sit back and enjoy it while it lasts, but don’t take it too seriously.

Gary Rosenblatt

Romney’s Bold Approach

07/30/2012 - 20:00

For many American Jews who love Israel, Mitt Romney said all the right things this week during his visit to the Jewish State. Standing with the Old City of Jerusalem as a dramatic backdrop for his major address on Sunday, he did not parse his words, asserting that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, that one of his first moves in office if elected President would be to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and that he would unabashedly espouse his unwavering support for Israel.

Romney In Jerusalem Affirms Strong U.S.-Israel Alliance

07/28/2012 - 20:00

Mitt Romney in Jerusalem affirmed the strong alliance between the United States and Israel.

Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, in meetings Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres also spoke of the threat a nuclear Iran would pose to the U.S. and Israel. He had arrived in Israel the previous evening from London.

Tevye, Meet Mitt, A Rich Man

It's no shame to be poor, Tevye sings in Fiddler on the Roof, but it's no great honor, either.

Likewise, it's no sin to be rich, but it's not a qualification for president of the United States, either. But that seems to be Mitt Romney's main argument: elect me because I got very, very rich and that means I can run your government.

Hate and Politics: How Anti-Semites Interpret the Contemporary Political Scene


Jews have always encountered anti-Semitism. In this society, however, unlike many in which Jews have resided, one finds limited expressions of religious hatred or political attacks, yet such messages are still present. In surveying websites and political commentaries in preparation for this fall's election, one can identify a number of traditional anti-Jewish themes interlocked with political rhetoric. Among the most common messages:

"Jewish influence and control" in its various forms and iterations over politics, finances, and media

NJDC Removes Petition Against Adelson

07/11/2012 - 20:00


The National Jewish Democratic Council, citing peace among Jewish groups, has taken down a petition calling on Republicans not to accept money from Sheldon Adelson.

Romney Says He'll Do The Opposite Of Obama On Israel

06/16/2012 - 20:00

Mitt Romney told an audience of Christian conservatives that he would do the “opposite” of what President Obama has done when it comes to Israel.

“I think, by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite,” Romney said Saturday in an address by video to a conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and the all but certain Republican presidential nominee, is in Pennsylvania, campaigning. The Faith and Freedom Coalition conference took place in Washington D.C.

Religion And Philosophy In The Shaping Of A President

Religious and social values of our Presidents have defined their ideas and shaped their public policies. Herbert Hoover’s Quaker ancestry, Bill Clinton’s Southern Baptist orientation, Jimmy Carter and his “born again” faith reflect but a selection of American Presidents who held strong religious beliefs that would also frame their presidencies.

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