Mitt Romney really should show more common sense than to travel to Israel and declare that Jerusalem is their capital and that he will move our embassy there whenever the Israelis feel it would be a good time to do so. It's an unnecessarily provocative move that isn't likely to win him many Jewish votes. And it's just one more example of Romney making promises that really amount to an abdication of responsibility. He'll let his generals decide his foreign policy. He'll consult his lawyers before he confronts Iran. He'll let Israel attack Iran without any conditions. He'll let Israel decide when to move our embassy to Jerusalem.
It's a pattern of behavior at this point. And I think most Jewish-Americans are familiar enough with the controversy over Jerusalem's status that they'll see Romney's behavior as naked pandering that demonstrates a reckless disregard for protocol.
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