Over the past four years, this President has demonstrated he possesses the qualities it takes to be an effective leader. He has kept his word to those who wear our nation’s uniform abroad, and he has kept his promises to them when they return home, recognizing that our support for them cannot end when the conflicts of the day fade from the headlines.
For our troops serving overseas, the President kept his promise to end the war in Iraq. He’s bringing the war in Afghanistan to a responsible end. And Osama bin Laden can no longer threaten the United States.
On November 6, the choice for North Carolina’s veterans and military families is clear. We should keep moving forward with a strong and steady Commander-in-Chief who understands our concerns and has had our backs since the day he took office. That Commander-in-Chief is President Obama.
State Rep. Grier Martin of Raleigh is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan
State Sen. Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville is a veteran of Operation Allied Force in Kosovo
Mayor Chris Rey of Spring Lake is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
City Councilman Randy Stagner of Raleigh is a veteran of Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia and Operation Iraqi Freedom
City Councilwoman Val Applewhite of Fayetteville is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force
Rye Barcott of Charlotte is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the author of “It Happened on the Way to War”