Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Military Advantage

My latest op-ed column from WND.

The military advantage

Posted: September 13, 2008
1:00 am Eastern

The military is one of the most consistently respected institutions of the United States, and in this election season, you can't beat having a strong military ties when running for commander in chief.

Sen. John McCain is the best example of America's respect for those who have worn the uniform. It's a difficult year for Republicans, but the fact that voters even give McCain the time of the day is due to the many days McCain spent in a North Vietnamese prison as a POW.

This gaffe caused Kerry to give up his hopes of becoming president.

Presidential politics were not always favorable toward Vietnam veterans. Bill Clinton ran as a renegade promoting the fact that he participated in anti-Vietnam War rallies and suggested he had successfully dodged the draft. That would be unthinkable today. cont...