The Zionist Conspiracy

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Why I Don't Vote

I was all set to vote for Gore-Lieberman in 2000, until I read the following in the Wall Street Journal several days before the election. I didn't vote in that election and haven't since:
October 30, 2000 -- By JOHN HARWOOD and BOB DAVIS Staff Reporters of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL WARREN, Mich. --

While George Bush took a day off in Texas before heading to battleground states this week, Al Gore began a final 10-day sprint here in Michigan. He met with leaders of the large Arab-American community, usually a Democratic stronghold, who have expressed concern that the ticket has a pro-Israel slant, particularly with the inclusion of Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew.

The vice president told the group that he pushed the White House to abstain, rather than veto, a United Nations resolution criticizing Israel's crackdown against Palestinians, participants said. He also said he had opposed moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and contrasted it with Mr. Bush's backing for such a move.

Although Mr. Gore didn't make commitments about future Mideast policies, his stances could hurt him with Jewish voters, whom he needs to carry Florida.

Write to John Harwood at john.harwood@wsj.com and Bob Davis at bob.davis@wsj.com