The Chicago Jewish Star has officially endorsed Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for President.
“This comes as a surprise to me.” said life-long liberal Laura Feinstein.
“I have always considered the Jewish Star as a pretty liberal paper. Then again, I have always considered myself as pretty liberal.”
Feinstein is one of many Chicago area residents who consider themselves “Jewish Liberals for Romney”
“Living in Wheaton nearly my entire life has been a challenge as a Jew. The suburb is so concentrated with Billy Graham sorts. That is not a bad thing, I just mean that I have faced a considerable amount of hatred and misunderstanding because I have never really fit in.” said Feinstein.
“Look, I am Jewish, I am poor, I am on food stamps and I am living in one of the richest suburbs. It just goes to show that Obama hasn’t done anything for people like me. This is the first time that I will be voting Republican.”
The Chicago Jewish Star endorsed Romney via editorial late last week:
**In compliance with copyright laws, this version of the editorial is excerpted**
“It is not only that Mr. Obama thus deserves to be a one-term proposition; it is that Mr. Romney is simply the better bet for our country.” – Chicago Jewish Star
For President: Romney
Chicago Jewish Star
October 19, 2012
In many ways this is still a post-9/11 world. The threat of Islamic terror, a depressed and failing economy, an unsure future for a troubled healthcare system, a genocidal-spewing Iran, an unbalanced Middle East- these are some of the problems which surfaced after that fateful September day and mutated afterwards in unexpected ways.
With his executive experience, belief in the enervating potential of the private sector, proven ability to deal with opposing views, positive outlook and quiet but admirable religious and charitable persona, Mitt Romney is the candidate who can best guide our country in the years ahead.
We like Mr. Romney- and strongly endorse his candidacy for president- because of his moderate, small-government views
We like Mr. Romney because he is able to travel to a hot-bed area like Israel and- openly, unapologetically, and accurately- commend the Jewish state for its achievements, while frankly acknowledging that it is Palestinian recalcitrance which has denied peace to the area.
We like Mr. Romney because he understands the need to create jobs by providing the right environment for the private sector to do so.
Finally, we like Mr. Romney because he, and his running mate Paul Ryan, have announced that they believe in accountability. The buck stops in the Oval Office.
Finally we like Mr. Romney in comparison to his opponent. The administration of Barack Obama has been a failure.
Contrary to the implications of Mr. Obama’s 2008 statement, Americans provided for the sick before his time; the rise of the oceans did not begin “to slow” and our planet did not begin “to heal”- not in a metaphoric sense and not in a real one.
Mr. Obama’s unsatisfactory direction for America was rooted in untenable assumptions, fueled by arrogance, and promoted by divisiveness. We don’t need more of that.
It is not only that Mr. Obama thus deserves to be a one-term proposition; it is that Mr. Romney is simply the better bet for our country.