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Military Publication “Task and Purpose” Covers D, L and R POTUS Candidates

The following is an excerpt from an article titled, “Here’s where Trump, Biden, and Jorgensen stand on the issues most important to the US military” by 

“For the first time, all three major presidential candidates have weighed in on the most pressing issues facing service members, military families, and veterans.

“President Donald Trump, his democratic rival former Vice President Joe Biden, and Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen have provided answers to the Military Officers Association of America to a wide variety of questions about their plans for the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“MOAA, a non-partisan group, published the verbatim responses from Trump, Biden, and Jorgensen on Wednesday without any editorial comment.

“We wanted to go beyond the soundbites for our membership,” said retired Air Force Col. Dan Merry, MOAA’s vice president of government relations. “When candidates discuss military and veteran issues on the campaign trail they hit the high notes and play to a wide audience.”

The full article can be read HERE.

Jeff Schogol is a graduate of Indiana University, and a former student of Dr. Buchman’s.

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Joseph Buchman

Joe is a retired, formerly tenured professor of marketing and finance with a passion for adventure travel, chasing total solar eclipses, and Burning Man. He is a long-time volunteer with the Sundance Film Festival, former Chair of the Utah Libertarian Party, former Chair of the LP Platform Committee, and former Chair and three-term member of the LP's financial Audit Committee. Joe and Cindy have raised four highly successful children, several cats, and yet have generally failed miserably with every houseplant ever gifted to them.

4 Comments

  1. Root's Teeth Are Awesome Root's Teeth Are Awesome September 23, 2020

    In a perfect world the Green Party would always be included. However, in my opinion, a political group that is a fraction of the size and influence of the Libertarian Party …

    Compared to the Dems and GOP, the size difference between the LP and GP is negligible. If the GP is a fraction of the LP’s size, then the LP is a fraction, of a fraction, of a fraction of the Dem or GOP’s size.

    The LP and GP are both guppies. The Dem and GOP are whales. If the LP receives special whale treatment, I can see how the smaller guppies might feel slighted.

  2. Thane Eichenauer Thane Eichenauer September 18, 2020

    In a perfect world the Green Party would always be included. However, in my opinion, a political group that is a fraction of the size and influence of the Libertarian Party has not earned as much recognition and as a result can be excluded strictly on relative lack of influence. MOAA is not a government budgeted organization to the best of my knowledge. As a private organization it should be allowed to include or not include a candidate that is not notable.

    This said as someone that made an effort to have the Green Party candidate included on a PBS TV forum in 2010 when the channel, run by a government educational entity (Arizona State University), actively excluded the Green Party candidate Thomas Meadows from their episode on the Arizona State Treasurer race.
    https://ballotpedia.org/Doug_Ducey

  3. SocraticGadfly SocraticGadfly September 16, 2020

    So, this org didn’t ask Hawkins for answers? And, calling the Libertarians a “major” party? Mr. Schogol is not as unbiased as he claims.

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