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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 02:27 PM
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18. On your Academy point...
The attrition rate at the Military Academies is quite high. Of the 1000's of applicants a year, fewer than 3% are granted admission. Of those 3%, fewer than 25% actually make it to graduation. Even the bottom of the class who graduate is still a significant accomplishment. Even those who drop have gone onto successes. Edger Allen Poe was a West Point drop-out. There are quite a few famous USMA drop-outs as well.

However, on your third point, and on his record of voting for Veterans, I wholeheartedly agree. His lack of support for Military Personnel, especially Veterans, is despicable and is his Achilles heel.
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