Neither President Obama nor First Lady Michelle Obama, who has made military families a platform issue, have nothing planned for D-Day celebrations. In fact, President Obama, who is hitting the beach in sunny California, took to Twitter to pay his respects on the 68th anniversary of America’s brutal landing on Normandy shores. Obama will be in San Francisco for two fundraisers and then moving on to two more in Beverly Hills. Don’t expect better from Mitt Romney either, considering he didn’t serve in his country’s military but instead did “missionary” work all from high priced digs.
Obama’s D-Day tweet:
68 years ago today—D-Day—the brave members of the Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. We have never forgotten their heroism. —bo
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 6, 2012
Um, I seriously doubt he tweeted this himself. Someone from his campaign probably did. Well, like President Obama’s failure to show up in Wisconsin to support Tom Barrett in his bid to unseat Gov. Scott Walker in the recall election, he has missed an opportunity to reach out to the military community and to America on such an important anniversary.
Obama is making a political mistake by ignoring this holiday for a number of reasons, most significant is the fact that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs said swing states Florida and Pennsylvania are among the top five states, in terms of veterans’ population. I can’t understand how someone who ran such an impeccable campaign in 2008 can seem like a deer caught between two headlights four years later. Obama failed to mark D-Day for the last two years, though he did give a speech marking the 65th anniversary. SMH.