I’ll make this quick. I have one question and one observation about Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel. The question is this: Since the whole trip was not about learning anything but about how to satisfy the political whims of the right-wing, super pro-Bibi Netanyahu, American Jewish casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, why didn’t they just do the whole thing in Las Vegas? I mean, it was all about money anyway — how much Romney would abase himself by saying whatever the Israeli right wanted to hear and how big a jackpot of donations Adelson would shower on the Romney campaign in return. Really, Vegas would have been so much more appropriate than Jerusalem. They could have constructed a plastic Wailing Wall and saved so much on gas.
I’ll make this quick: I’m sincerely doubting that getting Tom Friedman’s vote is something that would have been high on Mitt Romney’s list of priorities. Tom Friedman’s spluttering, on the other hand, is one of those small but useful things that the candidate would have been looking for. Thanks for obliging!
PS: No, I don’t know why Friedman sneered at a swing state that’s already kind of ticked at Obama already, either. Because he’s Tom Friedman, and thus does not understand that which he does?