Last week, at the debate for Republican presidential candidates, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) made the ridiculous claim that U.S. troops and their families are, by their very nature, conservative. “[M]ost Americans, most kids who leave that — that breakfast table and go and serve in the military and make that corporate decision with their family — most of them are conservatives.”
That certainly fits in with the conventional wisdom. We've all heard the narrative -- there's a tie between the Republican Party and the military. The troops and their families prefer the GOP to Democrats.
Fortunately, that's just not true.