I am not a Republican anymore, but as a key independent voter and a Gulf War veteran of our Armed Forces, I am not supporting Mitt Romney either. I am supporting Obama for Presidency. I would rather have 4 more years of Obama than 8 years of Mr. Multiple Choice Mitt.
From the former South Dakota Senator Larry Pressler (Ret.) R-SD
Member US House 1975-79 Member US Senate 1979-97. Vietnam Veteran-served two combat tours in Vietnam, received Bronze Star, Member Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and VFW- Member, Jericho Homeless Veterans National Board
As a combat veteran of two tours in Vietnam with twenty-two years of service as a Republican member of the U.S. House and Senate, I endorse President Barack Obama for a second term as our Commander-in-Chief. Candidates publicly praise our service members, veterans and their families, but President Obama supports them in word and deed, anywhere and every time.
As a Vietnam vet, one of the reasons I support President Obama is because he has consistently shown he understands that our commitment to our servicemen and women may begin when they put on their uniform, but that it must never end.
This decision is not easy for any lifelong Republican. In 2008 I voted for Barack Obama, the first time I ever voted for a Democrat, because the Republican Party was drifting toward a dangerous path that put extreme party ideology above national interest. Mitt Romney heads a party remaining on that dangerous path, proving the emptiness of their praise as they abandon our service members, veterans and military families along the way.