Soldiers, and the families of soldiers, are as varied in their politics as most groups of people in the United States. When someone chooses to speak in favor of a candidate or issue, they speak for themselves alone, and I cannot believe that anyone could be stupid or self absorbed as to believe that he can go on national television attacking one candidate, and still be a private person whose Gold Star family status should protect him from criticism. That's insane, and few people in the United States would have gotten caught up in this story without the media hype. As I've said before, we're going to see a lot of that and it doesn't really matter whether Trump says anything stupid or not because they will flat out make things up if they have to, as they have used Photoshopped images of tweets pretending to have been from Trump, and then slammed Trump for it on all of the television networks. The truth, if it comes out at all, will be a lot quieter than the false allegations. My hope is that I am right in that the American people are sick of it, and that enough of them will be able to see through the bias and the maneuverings. My biggest fear is that, with Obama in full charge of everything having anything to do with the federal government and federal laws, the election itself will be fixed, on a level that we've never seen before. Given complicity on the part of the Republican leadership, Obama is the first president we've ever had who is not a lame duck. He rules as a sovereign rather than as a president because both the congress and the courts allow him to.