They despise him more than the left because he represents a different kind of conservatism. And so Michael Goldfarb argues that I mislabeled the data on military support for Ron Paul in this post, where I touted military donations to Obama and Paul. It's all donors connected to the military, not active service military members. He's right. I mislabeled. But as Goldfarb also notes, the data from active service members is basically the same with a twist: Ron Paul comes first among Republicans, but Obama beats him over all. The point stands. It's staggering to me that military donors are supporting the two clearly anti-war candidates in the race. I know that's a message The Weekly Standard doesn't want to hear. For them, war is as much an end as a means. Soldiers don't always feel that way. Maybe because they see what it actually is.
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