Friday, October 08, 2004
WWMD? When voting for president next month, some of you may ask yourselves: What Would Marines Do? The Boston Globe answers this question -- and it's not good news for the hometown war hero.
Standing near him in the operations center, Jamie Tyson, a 35-year-old Marine, interrupted. ''I voted for Clinton twice," he said. Tyson, who described himself as an independent, also said he had voted for both Bushes and plans to vote for the president's reelection this year. ''I picked the winner every time," he said.
Of Bush, he added, ''People may question his strategy, but no one questions his commitment to the military as a whole."
That's the real key, and evidence that the Swift Boat Veterans ads and efforts to publicize Sen. John Kerry's post-Vietnam slanders of his fellow sailors, soldiers and Marines have had a real effect -- at least on the military.