The Republican Jewish Coalition has decided not to invite Ron Paul to their Presidential Candidates Forum in Washington D.C., December 7th, which is sure to focus on foreign policy and Israel. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks stated, “He’s just so far outside of the mainstream of the Republican party and this organization.”
While I agree with with Mr. Brooks that Paul is too extreme, I think it is a mistake not to include him in the debate. This is the perfect opportunity for Paul’s misguided views on foreign policy, and specifically Israel, to be thoroughly challenged. In addition, it will be nice to have someone on stage who has a different view. Every candidate will surely agree that America must be a stalwart ally of Israel, and that Obama has been a lukewarm friend at best. Let’s see what Ron Paul thinks.