21 August 2008

Republicans Should Take Note

Not that I've been following the news closely, but I don't think this story from the Center for Responsive Politics is getting as much play as it should.
Democrat Barack Obama has received nearly six times as much money from troops deployed overseas at the time of their contributions than has Republican John McCain, and the fiercely anti-war Ron Paul, though he suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination months ago, has received more than four times McCain's haul.
Looks like it's not just liberals who support an early exit from Iraq.


James K said...

Since the soldiers are actually over there, their opinions should ideally carry a lot of weight.

Michael Heath said...

The problem with the survey was that the actual number of soldiers contributing was so small, there is no way I think we should consider this a representative sample.

I saw a similar survey commissioned by Scott Adams on what economists were thinking regarding the presidential campaign in regards to who they were supporting and what issues they thought were important.

I think both topics deserve findings, but neither of these allow any conclusions.