I voted for John McCain. Not because I did not think Barack Obama could run our country but because I really did not know Barack Obama. I could not get a good feel for what his foreign policy was. That worried me. I was not concerned about his economic policies (save his health insurance proposals which I still feel will close many a small business if implemented as stated). I frankly did not think either he or John McCain would have a significant impact on the economy over the next four years. New ideas, invention and the entrepreneurial spirit will drive economic change, not vague policies and tax base shifts. I was however worried about and still am concerned about his foreign policy. A lot has been written in the Jewish community that his is no friend of Israel. Not because of any animus towards Israel or Jews but because of a rhetorically soft approach to enemies of the United States who are also enemies of Israel. This is something that concerned me. I knew what John McCain’s Middle East policies were. I was comfortable with them.
John McCain will not be our next President. The rhetoric is for the history books. I am ready to give Barack Obama the chance to show that he will continue strong U.S support of Israel’s security and borders as well as all other foreign allies we have long vowed to support in time of need in addition to defending our country against enemies foreign and domestic. All Jews and Americans everywhere should give him that chance as well.