Your point about substituting "blacks or Hispanics" with Jews would never allow for Obama to consider Hagel in the first place. What does this say about Obama's feelings about Jews? It's beyond any logic how any Jew would vote for Obama...even if not religious. Some people must see a lot more in Hagel than he displays in person. Gomer Pyle might do as well in the job with what we have seen thus far in the confirmation hearings...maybe better !