Founding a Public Relations Agency, I know a little bit about “spin” and building of brands. Since Las Vegas based gaming billionaire Sheldon Adelson decided to donate up to $100 Million to the Republicans to beat Obama, the media has unfairly portrayed him as an evil person.
Sheldon Adelson is heroic for all he does for this country – and should be celebrated as such. Today, the Washington Post was the latest to attack Adelson in a feature story, but the discering reader should pick up on some of the positives:
- “He’s a scrappy fighter who defends what is his, a self-made man who held more than 50 jobs before striking gold with his Venetian casino on the Vegas Strip, and he has developed a powerful aversion to taxes and unions. He is the 12th-richest person in the nation, according to Forbes magazine, with a fortune valued at $21 billion. “
- And wouldn’t anyone agree that an entrepreneur should have the right to hire and fire as he sees fit? Is something wrong with that? Maybe that’s why he opposes unions ?
- “Adelson is driven by the idea of Israel as a muscular riposte to the Holocaust. Based on his experience as a Jewish kid who would get insulted and roughed up in a tough Boston neighborhood, Adelson believes Jewish Americans should back an Israel that puts security first and resists compromise with Arabs who do not accept its existence.” “Israel is at the core of everything he does,” says Fred Zeidman, a friend of Adelson, fellow Romney backer and former chairman of the U.S. Holocaust MemorialMuseum.
- American Jews should remember the 6 Million we lost only 1 generation ago we lost, and all Americans should recognize that those in the Middle East who oppose Israel are also America’s enemies. They are one and the same.
Thank you Sheldon Adelson for all you do.
Ronn Torossian is an entrepreneur, author & philanthropist.