Obama, Paul net most military workers' donationsVoteVets.org is a lefty front site will only 5% of their members are combat vets. They were formed to get supporters for Obama but out of the
From Wiki: In February 2007, a VoteVets.org spokesman told the The Washington Post that the group had 20,000 members, including 1,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
That's right, out of over TWO million Iraq and Afghan War vets only 1,000 only 0.00005% are members of VoteVets! What a laugh!!!
9/16/2007 / http://tinyurl.com/2ebo83
WASHINGTON Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Ron Paul have little in common politically, except their opposition to the Iraq war.
Both top a new list of presidential candidates receiving campaign contributions from people who work for the four branches of the military and National Guard, according to a study released Thursday by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics.
USA TODAY ON POLITICS: GOP still gets more
Obama, an Illinois senator, brought in more donations from this group than any White House contender from either party. The Democrat announced Wednesday his plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2008.
Paul, a Texas congressman and the only GOP presidential hopeful who supports an immediate troop withdrawal, comes in second.
General Powells chief of staff Colonel Wilkerson endorsed Obama for President./ October 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/6k8duw
Colin Powells chief of staff shares some candid thoughts on why the former secretary of state endorsed Barack Obamaand how the next U.S. president can get America back on track.
Lifelong Republican Colin Powell surprised the audience of NBCs Meet the Press this weekend with his endorsement of Barack Obama for president, calling the Illinois senator a transformational figure who could be an exceptional president. Citing a litany of complaints about John McCains campaign style and his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a running mate, Powell said the Republican nominee didnt have a complete grasp of the economic crisis facing the United States and was focusing instead on issues that are not really central to the problems that the American people are worried about.
Commentators have since rushed to ask what impact Powells words will have on the U.S. election, now just two weeks away. Foreign Policys Elizabeth Dickinson looked to one of Colin Powells closest confidants, Lawrence Wilkerson, for answers. A retired Army colonel, Wilkerson has been an associate of General Powell since 1989, following him through the Army and later to Foggy Bottom, where Wilkerson became then Secretary of State Powells chief of staff. Since leaving office, Wilkerson has been a harsh critic of the Bush administrations foreign policy, telling ABCs Tony Jones in 2006,Theyve stolen my party and I would like my party back.