His campaign staff told the veterans that he had a prior engagement and couldn’t meet with the 6,000 veterans, service members and families at Fort Hood…
…He decided to go to Hawaii instead.
The Weekly Standard Blog reported:
Last month, Obama refused to do a military townhall for 6,000 veterans, service members, and military families at Fort Hood, Texas. That event would have taken place tonight, but Obama spokesman, Phillip Carter, said at the time Obama couldn’t make it because “we unfortunately had a previously scheduled commitment on the date proposed.” But Obama doesn’t have another event scheduled for this evening — he’s busy bodyboarding in Hawaii.
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Meeting with troops is his favorite thing to do.