That said... I'm of the same mind as Lex, when he says:
Showing respect for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in this country’s defense is a right and proper thing to do. But, personally, I’d prefer a little less symbolism and a little more substance.Yup. And The One could begin by answering the phone:
After all, the loony left have fallen strangely silent. And unlike his predecessor, this president’s political opponents stand more ready to endorse a surge of forces than try to make political hay out of it. The military are lined up behind him.
It’s time to do some broken field running.
Update, 1430 hrs 10/30/2009: Lotsa discussion in comments about whether The One's Dover visit was a cynical manipulative photo-op... or not. I was giving the man the benefit of the doubt, but no more. Mudville Gazette has a fascinating roundup of events surrounding the reporting of this photo op and one simply has to believe Obama wasn't just rendering honors to the fallen. My feelings towards The One are REALLY starting to verge from medium dislike and disagreement to outright loathing.