Monday, November 03, 2008

Military donations favor Obama

Wow. Look at what I just found. Why hasn't the mainstream news called this to our attention and why haven't the pundits hammered away at this? (Oh, yes. I know. Sigh.)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. soldiers have donated more presidential campaign money to Democrat Barack Obama than to Republican John McCain, a reversal of previous campaigns in which military donations tended to favor GOP White House hopefuls, a nonpartisan group reported Thursday.

Troops serving abroad have given nearly six times as much money to Obama's presidential campaign as they have to McCain's, the Center for Responsive Politics said.

The results also are striking because they favored Obama, who never has served in the military. McCain meanwhile, is a decorated war veteran who spent nearly five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. The Arizona senator graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and had a 22-year career as a naval aviator.

This is a serious indictment of McCain. Or the war in Iraq. Or both.

Six times as much. Simply amazing.

1 comment:

  1. and let's not forget about all those in Afghanistan! Interesting post.


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