I Have A Bracelet Too

posted by Simon on 09.27.08 at 10:43 AM


McCain has been wearing the bracelet for some time:


He showed it to the Town Hall meeting I attended (and gave a very moving account).

Anyone know when Obama got his, and whether he wears it?

Eric Scheie   ·  September 27, 2008 10:59 AM

Here's the original story of the Obama bracelet:


She said she's a Democrat who will vote for Obama in Wisconsin's primary Tuesday. Like Obama, she said she was against the war from the start and had a hard time watching her son go to war.
"My son loved this country very much, I love this country, but I don't feel that staying in Iraq will vindicate my son's death," she said. "And it's not over for us until this war is over. I just don't want any more soldiers to die in vain for something that we can't solve."
Mrs. Jopek said she's a "political junkie" who was once watching a press conference on television and noticed likely GOP nominee John McCain wearing a similar bracelet. McCain's was given to him in August by the mother of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, also killed in Iraq, and the Arizona senator's been wearing it regularly ever since. He takes a different message from the memento.
Eric Scheie   ·  September 27, 2008 11:04 AM

Family of Fallen Soldier Asked Obama to stop wearing bracelet weeks ago.


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