Monday, October 06, 2008

Obama inroads in military?

Hmmmm - what were the results of the MilitaryTimes poll of Bush v. Kerry?
About 69 percent of respondents said they voted for Bush in 2004, while about 16 percent voted for the Democratic nominee, Sen. John Kerry.
And now for the big swing for Obama!
McCain, R-Ariz., handily defeated Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., 68 percent to 23 percent in a voluntary survey of 4,293 active-duty, National Guard and reserve subscribers and former subscribers to Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times and Air Force Times.
OK; notsomuch methinks. That being said - a 5% closing of a gap isn't something to sneeze at - even if it is at the extreme ends.

Something only hinted at; because to describe pro-Obama racism is, as everything that is not pro-Obama, raaacccisssstttt - is, well, pro-Obama racism.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Derriel D. Collins, who is black, said he was influenced by McCain’s service record, though he acknowledges black friends question his decision.

“I’m not going to give [my vote] to you just because you’re black,” he said. “It doesn’t work like that.”

“John McCain went to war for this country, even though he had an admiral father who probably could have gotten him out of the service,” Collins said. “He stuck it out five years in a prisoner of war camp. If that ain’t fortitude, showing your willingness to go all the way, I don’t know what the credentials are.”

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