An observation by Jaime Sneider at The Weekly Standard:
Calling their convention “America’s Townhall” takes a lot of chutzpah given Barack Obama refused to do a series of townhalls with McCain. But not as much as declining to do a townhall with U.S. Soldiers because of a “previously scheduled commitment” and then jetting off to Hawaii for a vacation.
Last month, Obama refused to do a military townhall for 6,000 veterans, service members, and military families at Fort Hood, Texas. That event would have taken place tonight, but Obama spokesman, Phillip Carter, said at the time Obama couldn’t make it because “we unfortunately had a previously scheduled commitment on the date proposed.” But Obama doesn’t have another event scheduled for this evening — he’s busy bodyboarding in Hawaii.
Let’s get this straight: When Obama visits Europe, he’d rather address German hipsters than Soldiers who were injured while fighting in Iraq. And now that he’s back in America, he’d rather vacation in Hawaii than answer questions that our Soldiers and their families have for him. Is there anything that would convince the self-proclaimed presumptive president that he’ll have to address this country’s military before he’ll be ready to lead?
C’mon, does anybody really think the Obamessiah is going to make time for people who protect and defend this country? Not only does he have Clinton’s familiar disdain for the military, but hell, there’s no celebrities involved.