Calling Ron Paul “misguided and extreme”, the Republican Jewish Coalition has elected to not invite Ron Paul to their candidate forum on December 7. The other candidates who have attended recent debates will all be present. Ron Paul’s views have been characterized as isolationist, despite his insistence otherwise, and he has made some statements in the past that are very offensive to Jewish groups, such as calling Gaza a concentration camp.
The Republican Jewish Coalition said that inviting Ron Paul would be no different than inviting Barack Obama when it came to policy on Israel and Israel’s enemies.
Occasionally, I invite comments on the blog and this is one of those instances. I know plenty of Ron Paul supporters. I consider most to be conservative constitutionalists and pretty normal. But I also have acquaintances who are Ron Paul fans and anti-Semitic. Aaron Goldstein at the American Spectator suggests that anti-Semitism runs rampant among Paul supporters. Are you a Ron Paul fan? Do you think Ron Paul is anti-Semitic? Or is the Republican Jewish Coalition simply misunderstanding Ron Paul’s stance on Israel?
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