I do not condone any candidate. I refuse to be political because they are all cut from the same bolt of cloth. But… you do have to admit this is the stuff that wins votes. It’s like kissing babies and gladhanding or any other meaningless political gesture, but… this is the second time Mr. T has decided to do something Pro-Veteran in as many months.
I’m not a betting man and I do not need to slay a chicken to study its entrails. Conduct of this nature will bring him much in the way of Veterans’ support. It appears he has learned Vetspeak. Whether this particular incident was contrived or genuine, it was a masterful ploy to play on our collective conscience. I’d say it works. You don’t notice any other candidates from either party jumping in there and hiring us cold off the street.
Incredible timing? Coincidence? I doubt it. Occam’s Razor dictates the whole thing was orchestrated. But… Veterans are natural problem-solvers and solution oriented folks. We get about 15% of our due so any uptick in successes is noticed. Do it on a National stage and you stand out like white on rice.
And that’s all I’m going to say about that.