UPDATE: HERE'S THE COLEMAN REMARKS AT THE RJC AT THE RNC:
While plagiarist in chief and Iran puppet Joe Biden slams pro Israe AIPAC, I had the extraordinary opportunity tos spend this afternoon with Republican Pro israel Senators and Congressman.
Great American Eric Cantor (on the super short list for Veep), Atlas and newly elected Congressman Adrian Smith (very few Jews in his district, pro Israel - love that. A man with ethics!
Voinovich, good man on Israel. But he blew it on Bolton (and what better friend is there to Israel?) And Senator Saxby Chambliss right
Cantor at mic, Price,Royce, et al Atlas and the magnificent Norm Coleman
Rudy Boschowitz and Senator Domenici Chris Shays kicking ass
Bunning ..... very powerrful and Mitch McConnell
McConnell on Iran: "Nice is not gonna work" "There are fundamental diffferences [between McCain and Obama] and his "passive approach to foreign policy". McCain was right on Georgia not allow them in the WTN and to fast track Georgia into NATO.
Voinovich: "Securing Israel trumps the two state solution" "World's greatest threat to peace is Iran"
Elton Galilee: "I have very few Jews in my district. I SUPPORT ISRAEL BECAUSE I SUPPORT AMERICA!"
Chambliss: Congress took a vote in June 2006 on a timetable for Iraq withdrawal" We won by two votes. "Look how far we have come in 2 years in Iraq. Can you imagine if we pulled out? The total vote is critical - we cannot lose more seats to the Democrats.
Adam Putnam: The forces of evil...... jihad is strong and will grow stronger if American gets weaker" We need a "strong, robust America,
Bunning (Kentucky) . "Comes down to who you want representing America around the world" Someone who has the foreign policy and military experience or someone who does popularity tours of the world.
"What's at stake ..... [we need a leader] who understandsthe importance of Israel.
"You want someone who doesn't show up at all?"
"No foreign policy experience at all!"
"I have tried to work with Obama. I proposed legislation to convert coal to liquid fuels. He [Obama] signed on before he became a candidate for President. Guess what happened" When he became a candidate on POTUS, he voted against it! He couldn't stand the heat for the environmentalists -'coal id dirty!'."
Those in attendance: Mitch McConnell,Eric Cantor, Jon Kyl, Jim Bunning, Norm Coleman, Arlen Specter, John Thune, Voinovich, Senator Rudy Boschowitz, Adrian Smith, Ed Royce, Tom Price, Adam Putnam, Chris Shays, Bob Bennett, Mario Diaz Balart (Miami), Jim Gerlach, Chris Smith,Jim Bunning
COLEMAN'S SPEECH IS BEING LOADED AS WE SPEAK ..... very slow loading on my air card but I am at the Xcel waiting on McCain.
Took over an hour to go from Minneapolis to saint Paul because of the insane violent leftist protests. argh.
UPDATE: Back at the XCEL - check this out. Jewish prayer in the glass foyer of a side entrance. Not to worry I snapped this pic through the glass doors. I didn't take the pic in the foyer, I know the rules!