Perry Doubles Down On Obama Attack: Poll The Military, They Want A Veteran President

Veterans groups criticized Rick Perry yesterday for saying on Sunday that the U.S. troops don’t respect President Obama. One group called Perry’s comment a “smear against” American troops’ “professionalism.” Yet when given a chance to clarify or back down from his comments, Perry yesterday doubled down. “If you polled the military, the active duty and veterans, and said ‘would you rather have a president of the United States that never served a day in the military or someone who is a veteran?’ They’ve going to say, I would venture, that they would like to have a veteran,” Perry told reporters last night.