Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama did not help their candidacies by their votes on refusing to fund our troops.
Among the 14 senators who voted no were Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
In the House even Rep. John Murtha, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on defense, voted in favor of funding our troops.
While antiwar groups had warned lawmakers who supported the spending bill that they could become election targets, I think time will show that Senators Clinton and Obama have hurt their candidacies by their votes. Being opposed to the war is one thing; voting against funding our men and women in uniform is something entirely different.
Perhaps these two let former Sen. John Edwards intimidate them into a vote that will be portrayed as a vote against our troops. They should not have.