Jewish Journal: VIDEO: Billy Crystal and Bill Kristol Encourage Jews to Vote for Biden

October 8, 2020

By Erin Ben-Moche

Besides similar sounding names, comedian Billy Crystal and conservative political analyst Bill Kristol don’t have much in common. 

But in a new video, “2 Bills 4 Biden,” sponsored by the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), they teamed up to encourage Jewish Americans to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. 

“I’m a Republican and a conservative,” notes Kristol, who, like Crystal, is Jewish, in the video. “Well, I’m reform,” adds Crystal, referring to the Jewish denomination, noting he prefers the English text during services.

Despite their diverse positions on the political spectrum, comedy and, yes, baseball (Yankees vs. Mets), Kristol and Crystal “agree that we need a president who has a good plan to deal with COVID.”

Both Bills also agree that Biden is the best candidate who will “protect Medicare and Social Security.”