Three of the 2020 Candidates for President of the United States have made their service in the Military as “focal” points for their campaigns. That said, they aren’t necessarily only playing that card, but they have all made their service known ála John Kerry, who served in Vietnam.
Now, Stars & Stripes has a front-page article pointing out that all three are not only dead in the water, campaign-wise, but only one of them even registered on the polls. Only one of them was even on the stage last night for the latest “debate.” Given their military service, people are asking, “What happened?”
In the history of our country, we have had plenty of Military people in our leadership posts, including the President. usually, or so it seems, Generals and Military people are held in high political esteem, right?
Well… it’s not quite true. Sure, we like Generals, but Captains and Majors? Surprisingly, we’ve had those as well, including one Private.
I think that the bigger question is why exactly do these three think that their service demands attention to their politics?
All three of these candidates remind me of one of the worst songs that everybody says that they love from the 1980s, even though we can only remember one line from it…