BTW-Sarah-I'm glad you resigned---at least temporarily...
Just to add a little trip down memory lane---the troops in the field VOTE absentee--I recall that their votes were not counted in a certain Florida election (a few years ago) and -more recently- were not counted-YET- in the 23rd -NY. Don't our BEST deserve to have their votes counted!?
Fort Bragg, which is base for some 35,000 soldiers, does not hold many promotional events, especially not with political figures. Officials said they worried that media coverage would turn the appearance into a chance for people to express political opinions "directed against the commander in chief."
"The main reason is to stop this from turning into a political platform," said Fort Bragg spokesman Tom McCollum. "There are Army regulations that basically prohibit military reservations from becoming political platforms by politicians."