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  •  I'm a therapist who works with Army soldiers (13+ / 0-)

    every day. And while we don't discuss politics in sessions as a norm, now and then it comes up -- if they bring it up. Yes, there are some rabid conservatives. But there are plenty of Obama supporters among the enlisted ( and let's nor forget, there are lot of blacks, Hispanics and single women in the military).

    I've even had a soldier who drove for a general in Afghanistan tell me that the generals love Obama because he actually listens to them.

    So this doesn't surprise me.

    "Democrats have the heart to care."

    by jeepdad on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 03:44:49 PM PDT

    •  Same as 2008 election: (0+ / 0-)

      In the 2008 election it was widely reported in these pages, that campaign finance records showed that military personnel donations to Obama were about twice the level of donations to McCain.  

      The combination of those findings with this year's findings is important:  it shows that in 2008, service members believed Obama's promises about how he would handle the wars and national defense issues, and it shows that today they believe that he has lived up to his word as far as possible.  

      But the simplest thing to put out there to the general public is: service members are donating twice as much to Obama as to Romney, which demonstrates that they are confident in his track record in office and his plans going forward.

      "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

      by G2geek on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 05:19:45 PM PDT

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