Gallup Poll: U.S. Veterans Overwhelmingly Support Romney Over Obama 58% to 34%

A recent Gallup survey finds that U.S. veterans overwhelmingly support Romney for president by a whopping 58% to 34%, while nonveterans give Obama a four point edge, 48% to 44%. It’s interesting to note that U.S. veterans make up about 13% of the U.S. population and are usually older males.

It’s ironic that veterans would go for Mitt Romney in such overwhelming numbers, when we have seen him repeatedly avoid discussing social issues, many of which returning veterans grapple with on a daily basis — high unemployment, substandard medical care, financial woes, etc. You see, Mitt Romney is running his campaign according to the wishes of a narrow sliver of the Republican Party — the right wing evangelicals. He seems not to have few thoughts on illegal immigration (self-deportation came up during a presidential candidate debate), activist judges or even global warning. He simply pins his hopes solely on the economy, just where the ultra-right wing wants it. But that’s about to blow up in his face. You see, President Obama would rather not focus on the weak economy but on social issues.

It also doesn’t bode well for Mitt Romney that anyone with a gripe can form a super-PAC, and take him off his message, should they highlight an issue that’s uncomfortable for him, as we saw with the resurrection of Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright. It took Mitt Romney off his message and he had to waste a big chunk of time addressing the racially-motivated dig against Obama. You will recall the Romney campaign, rather than stand up to the right wing evangelicals, immediately fired an openly gay foreign affairs staffer. Well, Mitt Romney had better be prepared to be dragged into one social issue fracas after another. The Obama campaign team will make sure of that and I suspect, some super-PACs will too. The sad reality is the right wing evangelicals won’t allow Mitt Romney to run the type of campaign he probably would have run.

Here are some tweets from Romney right wing evangelical supporter Bryan Fischer:

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • http://functionalculture.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

    [quote]It’s ironic that veterans would go for Mitt Romney in such overwhelming
    numbers, when we have seen him repeatedly avoid discussing social
    issues, many of which returning veterans grapple with on a daily basis —
    high unemployment, substandard medical care, financial woes, etc.
    [/quote]

    Wow Janet:

    Your analysis of Obama – oh I mean Romney is as IF he is the incumbent President.

    OH that’s right.  Since you believe that George W Bush (and his party) is the reason for the economic chaos that Obama was confronted with since he has been in office – to you its AS IF both Obama and Romney are two fresh faces who are making promises about what they’ll do about the economy between 2013 and 2016.

    I suspect, however, that while Romney will be given the title to the economy on day one if he is elected, You will still be telling us about George W Bush – well into 2016.

    • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

      Nice try, but no, the fact remains George W. Bush made a mess of the economy and the Republicans and Democrats gave him a blank check to do it.

  • Pelmo

    I have to agree with Constructive. You can’t continue blaming Bush for the economy and all the other failures of this administration. The promises of 08 are now falling on deaf ears as far to many ended up just promises. The veterans have always been at the end of the line in being taken care of by their country. Illegal immigrants are taken care of better then any veteran and his family.

    • http://functionalculture.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

       Pelmo:

      Please understand my position:

      BOTH OF THESE PARTIES ARE FRAUDS!!!!

      BOTH are driving this nation to a train wreck in their own unique way.

      We need to protect our Treasury against the “Social Justice Confiscators” AND the Wall Street/Pentagon Corporate forces.

      The Crash Course By Chris Martenson
      http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse

      • Pelmo

        I agree about both parties being frauds…

      • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

        You sound like a Ron Paul supporter.

    • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

      Pelmo & Constructive Feedback — No, you can’t keep blaming Bush for everything, but you also can’t ignore the fact that this stuff started under his watch and some of the same Republicans acting as though they give a heck sat by and watched the bottom fall out of the bucket. Both parties are filled with self-serving windbags who don’t care one iota for the least among us, let alone the people on Main Street.

      Obama isn’t the first to make lofty promises. We are hearing the same emanating from Mitt Romney’s lips. This is by far, one of the worst slate of presidential candidates we have seen in a long time. I don’t care much for either Obama or Mitt Romney, but I don’t like the fact that Mitt Romney is so two-faced that he will not dissociate himself for the racially-charged rhetoric coming from conservative windbag Donald Trump. That alone tells me think twice about casting my vote in November for Mitt Romney.

  • http://twitter.com/lauriejs2010 RonPaulKicksAss

    I am voting for Ron Paul!  End the wars!