Verne distrusts McCain's promises to do more for veterans. "As soon as he's in office, he'll forget all about us," he says. But Verne is quick to stand when McCain enters the room, saluting the candidate's service and sacrifice.
For one thing, every single Iraq vet with whom I have spoken tells me that the one thing they want in a new president is an end to the war. Period. Whichever candidate comes closest to pledging to end that war, that is who has their support. And right now, that's Obama.