Obama’s Clinton conundrum

Obama’s Clinton conundrum

In a campaign in which image has taken on an outsized importance, President Barack Obama must overcome an unusually thorny political problem: the image of President Bill Clinton, specifically of a teary-eyed Clinton wearing a kippah and ending his eulogy for the assassinated israel Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin with two Hebrew words that are now forever tied to the two men, “Shalom, chaver” – goodbye, my friend.

-Allison Hoffman

This article originally appeared as part of a larger article in the e-magazine The Tablet: A new read on Jewish life, www.tabletmag.com. Reprinted with permission.

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