McCain and "his veterans" are running scared now, because the majority of "new veterans" from Iraq and Afghanistan are making a heroic stand against them and the special interest groups they represent.
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.
Every single Iraq vet I've spoken with tells me that the one thing they want is an end to the war. Period. Whichever candidate comes closest to pledging an end to it has their support. Right now, that's Obama.
This is McCain country. The best advertisement for a bar here is simply: "owned by a veteran." Another advertises wet t-shirt contests daily and the fact that the proprietor "served in Iraq on a medical team."
McCain says, "I don't have to tell you, old comrades, I hate war." Three generations of veterans in the hall applaud. For all the electrifying moments at Obama rallies, there has never been one quite like this.