Back in the 1970s, when I had not been on active duty in the Army long, a senior NCO told me in conversation one day, "The Democrats told me in 1964 that if I voted for Goldwater, I'd wind up being sent to to Vietnam. And they were right - I voted for Goldwater and got sent to Vietnam."
Republican Goldwater, of course, lost the election to Democrat Johnson. Today Glenn Reynolds writes,
NOW THEY TELL US: Obama’s “Not Black,” according to a piece in the Washington Post. Hmm. Gates reappointed at Defense, an Iraq-Hawk Secretary of State, keeping the tax cuts, and now the next President turns out not to be black — hey, they told me if I voted for McCain we’d get a third term for Bush, and I guess they were right!Heh, as he sometimes says.