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And Obama and Mitt Romney spent this week fighting for the veterans vote both speaking at the -- at W conference in Reno first the president and the governor.
Forty years ago I -- -- problems.
I pledge to take the fight to our enemies.
And renew our leadership in the world.
-- why -- the president's policies have made it harder to recover from the deepest recession.
In seventy years.
Expose the military the cuts that no one can justify.
So what did the members of our nation's military think about the candidate's speech -- -- joining us right now a lot this morning to represent the military.
Retired army general Barry Hendrickson and retired.
First US army Sargent Sharon is to do go correct.
I was close I could.
Sounds good -- to -- I'm retired major yeah I felt as though not in the cards right -- -- major first to you.
You listen to bolt first would you think -- the present.
Yeah I thought the president.
You know did a good job he talked about you veterans' issues who was it was a veterans' issues speech.
And you know I think he addressed do you think he's done for for veterans over the last four years.
Right now on the other side I share would you think of the president's address.
I act -- it was very genuine and yes again he spoke directly about.
Things that veterans' issues.
That he has he has accomplished.
Okay and back to you major the next day yesterday.
It comes to governor he gives a speech and you always going to be don't know London Poland -- -- Israel.
Would you think in his speech.
I think what you did he did was more of you what he's gonna do its first foreign policy.
And you know he started off in both both -- and he started off by talking about the -- -- Shootings first and in the end in the for veterans in other words were killed there in and they both went into you know their speeches -- obviously I think Nevada being -- battleground states.
Knew they were both it was kind of ramping back up -- -- the campaigns and I think you know governor Romney -- a foreign policy and in what he would do -- and in the end when you look to both speeches back to back major who would you vote for if the voting if -- today it was time to go to the ballot box.
Well I I think -- you whoever you were going to vote for you probably still vote for.
-- I think people did what they came into accomplish and you know -- whichever side you were on -- you know I think with that with the veterans of foreign war.
The -- there's a whole lot of undecideds in that in that room.
You know I think they both accomplished what they wanted to -- you wherever whichever direction you were gonna go your Chrysler gonna go.
It's -- and you felt as though the governor which is playing politics correct more like a pep rally.
Yeah and I just felt like she was -- is.
Doing a pep rally was like being a big cheerleader.
I don't feel that he addressed any thing specific in regards to the veterans.
We just about you know how this is going to be any American century and all -- -- kind of stuff like.
Because at a football game I I was not impressed.
I'd say you're you're likely does stick with the -- and I imagine.
I -- in it's a very different called because.
I initially did not vote for.
President Obama but I.
I wanted to see them both because I wanted to.
See them straight and and and in an up close and emperor and personal.
And I just feel I have a greater trust.
For Obama than I do for -- a for a Romney.
-- wanting a Mitt Romney did make clear is he feels as though the president is not treated our allies very well especially Israel.
We know the military won't vote went heavily for Senator McCain last time.
And Mitt Romney now leads.
-- that but trails in foreign policy when it comes -- those issues.
Major and sergeant thanks so much he serves thanks for joining us this morning.
Thank you thank you very much for their opportunity no problem.
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