Democratic candidate for Senate runs inadvertently transparent campaign

This November, Michelle Nunn (daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn) hopes to win the U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Toward that end she’s got a campaign strategy that should be, among other things, a red flag for Jews. (I know. Hope springs eternal.) The National Review Online reports:

The campaign’s finance plan draws attention to the “tremendous financial opportunity” in the Jewish community and identifies Jews as key fundraisers. It notes, however, that “Michelle’s position on Israel will largely determine the level of support here.” That’s a position she has yet to articulate — her message on the subject is marked “TBD” in the document — and Israel goes unmentioned on her campaign website.

The notation from the document reads:

Jewish Community:

  • Opportunity: Michelle’s position on Israel will largely determine the level of support here. There is tremendous financial opportunity, but the level of support will be contingent on her position. This applies not only to PACs, but individual donors as well.

    • Message: TBD

    • Potential Anchors: Sheri and Steve Labovitz, Elaine Alexander, Jewish Democratic Women

    • Projected Goal: $250,000

Nunn seems to have her priorities a bit messed up. She’s clear about a demographic group that could provide significant financial support for her campaign. But not so clear on her opinion about Israel.

I find it curious when people have no opinion about Israel. Having a quandary about one’s perspective seems reserved for the tiny Jewish state whereby people declare themselves “pro” or “anti.” Supporting Israel is a no brainer. That Nunn has yet to declare her stance speaks volumes.

But even if she comes out with a pro-Israel position, it may well be lip service. There are many on the left who love to say they are pro-Israel, but it means little. In words and deeds, they are not. Just as many these days many love to say that Israel has a right to defend herself, BUT….

Only time will tell where Nunn comes down on the issue, how genuine she is, and how much she can or cannot resist financial temptation.

This November, Michelle Nunn (daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn) hopes to win the U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Toward that end she’s got a campaign strategy that should be, among other things, a red flag for Jews. (I know. Hope springs eternal.) The National Review Online reports:

The campaign’s finance plan draws attention to the “tremendous financial opportunity” in the Jewish community and identifies Jews as key fundraisers. It notes, however, that “Michelle’s position on Israel will largely determine the level of support here.” That’s a position she has yet to articulate — her message on the subject is marked “TBD” in the document — and Israel goes unmentioned on her campaign website.

The notation from the document reads:

Jewish Community:

  • Opportunity: Michelle’s position on Israel will largely determine the level of support here. There is tremendous financial opportunity, but the level of support will be contingent on her position. This applies not only to PACs, but individual donors as well.

    • Message: TBD

    • Potential Anchors: Sheri and Steve Labovitz, Elaine Alexander, Jewish Democratic Women

    • Projected Goal: $250,000

Nunn seems to have her priorities a bit messed up. She’s clear about a demographic group that could provide significant financial support for her campaign. But not so clear on her opinion about Israel.

I find it curious when people have no opinion about Israel. Having a quandary about one’s perspective seems reserved for the tiny Jewish state whereby people declare themselves “pro” or “anti.” Supporting Israel is a no brainer. That Nunn has yet to declare her stance speaks volumes.

But even if she comes out with a pro-Israel position, it may well be lip service. There are many on the left who love to say they are pro-Israel, but it means little. In words and deeds, they are not. Just as many these days many love to say that Israel has a right to defend herself, BUT….

Only time will tell where Nunn comes down on the issue, how genuine she is, and how much she can or cannot resist financial temptation.