Obama receiving 6x more money from overseas troops than McCain
Which candidate is ahead in terms of financial contributions from active-duty US military personnel deployed abroad?
Barack Obama, by a six-to-one margin. Undoubtedly, there are two simple explanations here: this subset is likely to be a bit more African American than the general population, and these are people who want to come home and think Obama is more likely to bring them there.
But maybe they also think John McCain is a little crazy and will not only keep them in Iraq longer but also be more likely to send them to Iran or Georgia. Whatever the reason, the numbers are the numbers, and they don't lie.
Of course if McCain led six-to-one among this group we'd be hearing a lot about it because it would fit with the established narrative. But it's also the Obama team's job to trumpet factoids like this. Tomorrow at his speech to the VFW might be a good place to start.