“I was by then Mayor of New York City — and I said that I would vote for him, but not campaign for him because he was then engaging in hostile acts towards Israel.”
He has the guts to say the truth about former President Carter, but not to not vote for him.
He’s a partisian, party over principle.
That’s one way of looking at it. However as I’ve often noted, Israel isn’t the primary issue most Jews vote on. My guess in 1976 it was one of the few Koch disagreed with, so he voiced his criticism, declined an active role, and went with the candidate in step with most of his political positions. Just as he mentions his respect for Ronald Reagan, yet didn’t vote for him.
Thanks. I figured there was more to it.