I was there at Thompson's speech. I believe people should be forgiven for innocent remarks, but this was more than that. He clearly stereotypes Jews and was trying to pander to us, and he showed he was uninformed and did not do his homework. He was condescending - making several references to Jewish friends; and he talked about the JDL (Jewish Defense League)when he meant the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), and Jewish bonds when he meant Israel bonds. And he was asked to talk about the Iraq war, instead he gave a stump speech. He showed his true character.
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