Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch: ‘Santorum is Nuts’

Filed in Gather Politics News Channel by on February 26, 2012 0 Comments

Three-time NYC Mayor Ed Koch is best-known for his role in restoring NYC when it was on the verge of bankruptcy. Now he has a message for Jewish voters about Rick Santorum.

A Former War Vet and Current Bloomberg Radio Host

The 87-year-old Bronx native and Jewish activist is still extremely active in politics and international policy. During a recent radio interview with Aaron Klein, the former mayor recently made his feelings about Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

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Koch made it clear during the interview that the Jewish vote would not just be based on Israel and how the current administration handled affairs with them, but also domestic issues. Specifically Koch was talking about the issues that are all over the Republican agenda—Medicare, Medicaid, abortion, and contraception. All of these issues are concerns of the Jewish community, the people who will make up a large percent of American voters come this November.

Opposing Views

Santorum, a Christian trying to impose his views on everyone, no matter how genuine his convictions are, is “nuts.” Trying to criminalize contraception? “I think that’s crazy,” was the response of the outspoken Democrat.

Many people will agree with both. The 2012 race is bringing up various social, religious, and deeply personal topics. The former mayor is correct, trying to impose one’s beliefs on an entire population is crazy, but it is something human beings have always done, and changes are slow to come with accepting that people can be different and still live among each other peacefully.

© Christine Dantz 2012

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