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Leonard Doyle writes that Virginia has been faithfully in the Republican column in every presidential election for the past 44 years. The state's large military population and a wider community of veterans and family members could always be relied on. However, judging by a series of interviews with serving and former members of the Marines over the weekend, that run could be coming to an end. Read more.

Is McCain being abandoned by even his core voters? Or is McCain's support more solid than the media would have it?


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(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Oct. 14th, 2008 10:44 am (UTC)
brennakimi wrote:
Oct. 14th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
thank you.

as the daughter of a peacetime casualty, and a grateful recipient of chapter 35, i've been very watchful of veterans issues, but not only because it's important to me and mine. i can't believe how he daily claims to care so much for veterans and again and again votes against caring for them. if john mccain, as truly competent and good at negotiating as he can be really cared about veterans, after 26 years in congress, we'd have a much better support system for them.

he's sought time and again to strip away benefits and not bothered to support pay increases for these people to whom we owe everything. last year he even went so far as to impign them wholesale for 'just joining the military to abuse the benefits.' it's just unfathomable that he can get away with claiming them as his pet project.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Oct. 15th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
brennakimi wrote:
Oct. 15th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
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