Anecdote: Are rank and file military overseas beginning to shift?
Just an anecdote but thought I'd share. Could be meaningless but made me feel good. Talked to my sister on the phone today. She has worked overseas for more than 20 years in the Department of Defense school system and now oversees a number of schools on military bases around northern Europe.
In conjunction with the "Americans Oversees" primary vote, the schools also hold straw ballots. It's generally agreed that these "kids votes" tend to reflect the opinions of the parents. Anyway, every year dating back to 1984 or so that she knows about, the winner has always been a Republican (Reagan, Bush sr, Dole, Bush).
But not this year. This year a Democratic candidate won everywhere... big. (I won't say who... this isn't GD-P and that's not the point of my post)
So take it with a grain of salt but that's my anecdote.
2. Maybe because McCain wants more war and military families
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 03:41 PM by featherman
will do their duty when asked and will be proud and patriotic about it.
But most of these families are generally against more combat if there is a choice. They don't like seeing the husbands sent away for long periods and into harm's way. This stuff is very worrisome to them in the real day-to-day world of military families
That was my experience growing up overseas in a military family anyway
I'd point out that these are NOT liberals saying this stuff. You might also ask how the Swiftboaters got MSM attention when Kerry was the target, but the MSM is strangely quiet when it's McCain's turn.
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