After recent heated exchanges between McCain and Obama regarding the war in Iraq, and a controversial ad from Hillary's campaign, spurred the conversation to focus on the commander-in-chief aspect of the job today. Both spoke out about troops and their credentials to lead them at events in Texas.
Barack Obama in Houston today emphasized the "sacred trust" we have with those who serve, saying that his priority is to fully fund veterans' health care, and that currently "we are not serving our troops and our veterans as well as they have served us." He went on to say, "I'm running for commander in chief on a record of standing up for our wounded warriors."
At a town hall in Round Rock, Tex., today John McCain fielded a question from a Marine veteran about mental health care for veterans. John McCain answered similarly by paraphrasing a quote from George Washington that he carries with him, saying that the willingness of future generations to serve, rests solely on the treatment we give those who have.
Taking care of the troops wasn't just a topic on the campaign trail, a lot of Sugar readers shared their experiences of serving and serving from home today. I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for your stories and thank you for your strength.