The public and the military, voters all, were amused when presidential candidate, Dukakis, the liberal from Mass, donned a CVC helmet and went joy-riding in a tank.
It was incongruent.
It was inauthentic.
It was laughable.
Dukakis was no war-time leader: He is a liberal.
B. Obama is attempting the same military suck-up.
It will not work.
Obama wearing United States Marine Corps apparel is inauthentic.
And is that a woman he’s playing with?
If elected, Obama would put her in direct ground combat.
The following comes from John Howland and his readers at USNA-At-Large,
“Now comes BO impersonating a warrior…but the fact is that this incident is characteristic of BO’s MO –
USMC? Since When????
Even though this isn’t illegal or against military regs, who in the world does this [salty language description] think he is?
You didn’t earn it, you don’t wear it! I don’t care if already thinks he’s the commander in chief, this angers me.
Sure I’ll let my … wife wear mine, but she has to sacrifice just as much as I do for my country…”
Obama, the accomplished community organizer, should leave the heavy lifting of leadership to
grown more experienced men.
He might also want to protect that basketball — bring it in a little closer in to his body. Does he think no one will take it from him? Like, maybe, a warrior like John McCain?
Charmaine still wears my old ROTC t-shirt. My kids occasionally wear my old fatigues — they are cool now-a-days. (I rather like that…) The Penta-posse can pull it off, but not Obama.