May 25th, 2012
07:43 PM ET
2 years ago

How veteran voters could swing 2012 election

(CNN) - CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian reports the Obama campaign's push to court veterans could be the difference in key states.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Veterans
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Iamnotfooled

    This President went after Osama bin Laden -exactly what these guys were fighting for. He found him and gave the order to go get him. Osama is Dead. He ended the Iraq

    May 25, 2012 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  2. MaryM

    Our Miliitary Men and Women knows that President Obama really cares about them. Romney would just send them back into another war.

    May 25, 2012 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Obama2012.
    PS: the best president in 100 years, next to Clinton.

    May 25, 2012 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  4. Iamnotfooled

    Oopps-- Continued--He ended the Iraq war and is getting them out of Afghanistan. He fights war a different way as we witnessed in Libya, with no boots on the ground and no loss of life. He also has killed 20 Al-Qaeda leaders with drones and no loss of life. What's not to like about this Commander – in Chief ?

    May 25, 2012 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  5. Silence DoGood

    As a liberal voter, Obama's biggest disappointment was his continuation of the Bush doctrine of military adventurism.
    - adding Libya (Africa's biggest OIL reserves) to our other military fronts
    - breaking his promise to end tribunals (he stopped then restarted – hope you were not fooled)
    - breaking his promise to close Guantanamo
    - bombing carelessly with drone aircraft
    - redefining torture instead of stopping it
    - keeping the terrorist threat alive (see above – are we safer – really)

    How appropriate now to see him leverage his military posture and Bin Laden's head to get votes.
    Remember him taunting McCain and Clinton for any support of the military?

    May 25, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  6. gt

    that fine...but get hell out of afgainstan now.....

    May 25, 2012 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  7. oustobamavanjonesobama

    The gay military will vote for our first gay president!!!
    Blue state military vote won't get counted!!!

    May 25, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  8. fukntbaggers

    I'm a Vet as well as my father, grandfather, cousins, etc. and we're Democrats who work hard as well struggle to surive unlike the confused few who vote for the real American Terrorists- The GOP!. This group is out to destroy what's left of the so-called American Dream, it's Bad enough that we lost many rights under the Patriot Act but I'll be damned if I ever vote for these nazis!. Obama 2012

    May 25, 2012 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  9. Ed1

    I know I will not vote for Obama all he cares about is trying to destroy our country, class warfare, put us deeper in debt, and only thinks about Obama.

    No Mr. President one strike and you are out in my book will only vote for you one time learned my lesson how stupid I would be to do that again.

    May 25, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  10. reaper081087

    Obama rules
    Romney drools

    May 25, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  11. Larry L

    As a veteran of 34 years service I can speak to this issue. President Obama provided the very best leadership of any Commander-In-Chief since I entered the Service. He trusts his experts on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and uses the intelligence community artfully. He provides mature and thoughtful leadership without the bravado of the previous President. The dead terrorists are testimony to his prowess as a military leader.

    May 25, 2012 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  12. organically

    The Obama economy has unemployment at its lowest since 2008, having dropped from 9.8% to 8.1%. Obama policy has decreased the government workforce by 370,000 jobs according to Department of Labor. America created 4.2 million new jobs over the last 26 months – 1 million jobs in the last six months alone, a direct result of liberal economic policy, again according to the Department of Labor. Oh yea, stock market has rebounded to around 12-13K, and most of the economy saving bail outs have been paid back to the federal government. Oil prices have dropped for 7 consecutive months. Much of this liberal economic success is due to the implementation of Obamacare and the Dodd/frank bill. As the economy continues to grow, we will be able to pay down the national debt. The economy is clearly improving overall, but all the conservative rightist radicals want is complete failure by the president and will never admit when the president has been successful at anything. This is one of many reasons why these radicals are so detrimental to America’s economic recovery. The central ignorance of conservatives is that president Obama is responsible for our national economic woes and joblessness in recent years, but this has been a global crisis. Obama polices have lifted America’s economy out of the disaster left behind by Bush, even though much of the world remains in recession. The labor force participation rate is now at 63.6%, lowest level since 1981, which is the result of (1) unemployed baby boomers retiring early and (2) economic policy created by the Bush Administration. Conservatives like to say that the “real” unemployment is about 15%, but this number has been dropping, too. Saying that the economy is improving “in spite of” Obama policies is the ultimate denial of president Obama’s success.

    May 25, 2012 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  13. Obama -- Our FIRST Cow Pie President, Served Fresh Daily

    I really doubt veterans would support Obama. Sounds like he's getting desperate or has found a new group to play divisive politics with.

    May 26, 2012 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  14. Tim Rigney

    Yes the military, right; that's who Obama needs to be courting as his most-likely supporters.

    May 26, 2012 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  15. Thomas

    Mitt Romney , five sons who avoided military service.

    Most vets won't vote for him.

    May 26, 2012 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  16. Mother656

    Obama believing that the US military will back him only goes to show how his involvelment in the Osama bin Ladin caper has really gone to his head.

    May 26, 2012 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  17. jthomasin

    Why wouldn't they support Obama, his foreign policy has been lightyears exponentially better than Bush W.'s

    May 26, 2012 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  18. migeli

    Tell veterans that Romney says Obama doesn't believe in America,but Romney keeps his money in Switzerland.Veterans -–think about that!

    May 26, 2012 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  19. Gail

    Alexithymic Mitt lost the Vet Vote when he stupidly told a roomful of vets to buy vouchers. And he lost the teachers and parents vote for again being stupid in pushing vouchers for schools. His son, Tagg, is a manager of a school voucher company.

    May 26, 2012 05:13 am at 5:13 am |
  20. GayAtheist

    A great Marxist once said,

    "Whatever it is, I'm against it."

    VOTE GROUCHO 2012.

    May 26, 2012 05:42 am at 5:42 am |
  21. Gurgyl

    Mitt is myth and bans your SS, Medicare, etc...do not fall trapped in that wicked net, that ships jobs to china, India etc, bring whole bunch of foreigners into USA!!!say, yes, on obama 2012 with single voice!!! Amen, god bless!!!

    May 26, 2012 07:27 am at 7:27 am |