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Military Votes Are Up for Grabs in 2008

Election 2008

Military Votes Are Up for Grabs in 2008

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In the 2004 presidential election, most military voters described themselves as Republican. But in 2008, the military vote will be largely up for grabs. Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan discuss what they think the current crop of candidates should do to win the votes of men and women in the service.

Nathaniel Fick, author, One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer; Marine infantry officer in Afghanistan and Iraq

Clint Douglas, former staff sergeant, 20th Special Forces Group, served in Afghanistan in 2003

Garth Stewart, junior at Columbia University; served in Iraq as a mortar gunner in the 3rd Infantry Division in 2003

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