She has grown in the position of First Lady -- I was wrong about Michelle Obama and the type of First Lady she would become. We (including myself) should have given her a chance to find her way as it had to be overwhelming. She has turned into someone I don't agree with philosophically on issues but she has brought her style and put her own imprint on the position of First Lady. A lot of military families will attest she has been good for their cause and that is good enough for me.
May 25th, 2012
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama rarely misses an opportunity to talk about the help his administration is offering to military veterans and their families. “We will care and serve our veterans the way they've served us,” Mr. Obama said at a recent campaign event out west.His message may be grounded in policy but in this election season it’s also about the politics.
His re-election campaign is actively courting veterans who have traditionally supported Republicans.
"It's door-to-door, person-to-person, grocery store-to-grocery store. Letting people know the president's record on his policies to veterans," said Beau Biden, an Iraq veteran and the vice president’s son, who is part of the campaign’s grassroots effort “Veterans and Military Families for Obama.”
In 2008, President Obama lost the veteran vote to Senator John McCain 55% to 45%. But the demographics are shifting and Democrats sense an opportunity. In a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll Mr. Obama leads Romney among that group 44% to 37%.
The killing of Osama Bin Laden has also won over some former critics.
That’s part of the sales pitch Democrats are making, that President Obama has been tough on terrorists and that he ended one war and is winding down another.
They’re also getting help from First Lady Michelle Obama, who has long promoted help for veterans and their families. While White House aides insist her work is not political, she did join the president in a web video promoting the new campaign.
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