It's become fairly obvious that the Republican Party can no longer count on the military as in the past. Thanks to to Bush Administration's rather cavalier attitude towards those in the military and their loved ones, it appears many are looking for a new direction. Certainly that won't come from the warmongering McSame, and it appears the troops on the ground feel their best chance of staying alive and receiving the benefits they deserve rests with Obama.
According to an analysis of campaign contributions by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Democrat Barack Obama has received nearly six times as much money from troops deployed overseas at the time of their contributions than has Republican John McCain, and the fiercely anti-war Ron Paul, though he suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination months ago, has received more than four times McCain's haul.
Despite McCain's status as a decorated veteran and a historically Republican bent among the military, members of the armed services overall -- whether stationed overseas or at home -- are also favoring Obama with their campaign contributions in 2008, by a $55,000 margin.