If you got a link to that, Wolf, I’d be glad to get it from you.
There’s a few vets under the VFW/Legion umbrella I need to show that to.
Thanks from a career spook.
Sorry, no link, just more than a long weekend spent in Afghanistan and Iraq. People in certain MOSs that are non combat, de-facto unionized office jobs seem to have a much higher rate of people who are socioeconomically inclined to be Obama voters. Unfortunately, some jobs are magnets for people who love military benefits but don’t like the idea of personal danger.
In combat arms and combat support folks are either conservative going in or conservative coming out due to the nature of the work. (I was the latter; fairly liberal going in, then maturing as time went on.). They may not be pro-Romney, per se, but they have no love for what Obama is selling. It’s hard to be a good NCO without adhering to conservative principles; and vice versa. Liberals are emotionally based people who make terrible combat leaders.
An interesting thing with the officer corps is that it is also functionally very conservative, but has a thick liberal streak that seems partially a college-days holdover, but also a bit of nanny-state philosophy that is inherent from running a big centralized organization.