All three have now admitted to the Oregonian newspaper that “On Tuesday morning, all three met with a staffer and were driven to the restaurant and arrived shortly before Obama. The three said the restaurant workers and other patrons received notice only a few minutes before the president arrived.”
Also admitted, “All have connections to the Obama reelection campaign and were presumably chosen for good political reasons.”
There is no problem with Obama meeting one on one with any Veteran, but trying to portray it as a circumstantial meeting, just something that happened because Obama is a “regular” guy who mingles with the common folk when it was actually a pre-arranged meeting is deceitful.
I brought this up Tuesday in the Oregonians comments section and was immediately challenged, understandably, for a source.
I replied it was heard over the public airwaves in a live interview with the lady who waited on their table and she admitted to having never seen them before.
That was followed by another challenge, “Who claimed that Obama’s team didn’t ask the vets to meet them there?”
Mike, who challenged the comment, must have missed the prominent use of the word “unscheduled” in the article and ever report on television and radio while Obama was here.
The Oregonians Jeff Mapes also commented with a clarification, “The Obama campaign did indeed arrange the meeting with the three veterans, which is very common for campaigns to do. I should have made that clear in my reporting.”
There too is that little word “unscheduled” used the article and all news reports.
While it is indeed very common for campaigns to arrange meetings with certain people, it is not very common to misrepresent the meeting as “unscheduled” when we know a President stopping in a private business usually entails intense scrutiny from the Secret Service.
The Obama campaign must be desperate, seeing his poll numbers dropping steadily among Military Veterans and Active Duty to attempt such a deceitful act.
But what else have we come to expect from this administration?
I applaud the 3 Veterans for being honest and owning up to the “scheduled” meet.
If only we had a President who was honest.