Obama Wooing Veterans For 2012

By: AP
By: AP
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's campaign intends to highlight the president's record with military veterans next year. Republicans are vowing to change high unemployment among veterans in their pitches to military voters.

Next year's presidential contest could involve two major party nominees without any military service for the first time in nearly 70 years, adding a new dimension to the push for support for veterans and military families.

Obama did not serve in the military nor did leading Republican contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.

Several states that will be heavily contested next year have a significant military presence, including Florida, North Carolina and Virginia.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 2, 2012 at 08:53 AM
    There are lists people - lists of those who supported the NDAA and the erasure of your rights, along with things such as the Patriot Act, SOPA etc. Remember very well who these people are, and vote against them. It doesn't matter what, 'party,' they are associated with. Throw them all out! These are the people in office who thought so very little of YOU that they created and supported legislation to erase YOUR rights.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2012 at 06:54 PM
    Has my vote, he's the most sane of all the other potential candidates. Those other people need to be in a white padded room.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2012 at 10:39 PM in reply to
      That's the idea. Convince you that you have a choice but keep evrything just the way it is.
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Jan 2, 2012 at 07:46 AM in reply to
        I never said I have a choice, I'm not an idiot. I am not voting for a mormon or looney toons romney simply out of principle.
  • by Bruce Location: CO Springs on Jan 1, 2012 at 03:53 PM
    I was a navy corpsman with the First Marine Division in Vietnam during the 1968 Tet offensive in Hue. I was there when we raised the 'Stripes' at the citadel after the battle. So...any Commander-in-Chief that doesn't know c_r_a_p about the military, let alone how to pronounce "corpsman" (probably doesn't even know what the corpsman does)can kiss my lilly white, hairy bu_t_t. Semper Fi!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM
    oathkeepers.org!!!!
  • by Joe Location: COS on Jan 1, 2012 at 08:16 AM
    After signing the NDAA he can forget it.
  • by Sid on Jan 1, 2012 at 07:17 AM
    Obama signs NDAA and they are hiring detention specialists for the fema camps. Things are looking better.
  • by Common Sense Location: C/S on Dec 31, 2011 at 09:21 AM
    As a Veteran all I have to say is.... ANYONE but Obama in '12!
  • by Oh Location: Well on Dec 31, 2011 at 09:06 AM
    NOMOBAMA IN 2012, HE'S A LIAR JUST LIKE THE REST OF THE POLITICIANS, THEY ARE ALL WICKED PERIOD.
  • by Stephen Location: CS on Dec 30, 2011 at 02:08 PM
    Good luck.
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