Story by Kelsey Misbrener, a city reporter for the Daily Kent Stater.
The small but passionate group of Veterans for Romney complained that the media hardly covers the current fighting in Afghanistan.
Only seven people on Monday sat around the table at the Stow Victory Center, a Mitt Romney campaign office, venting frustrations and feelings about the current president with each other and with Ohio Senator Frank LaRose (R). A couple of volunteers made calls to independent and swing voters in the background, asking, “If there was an election today, would you vote for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?”
Lance Reed, the Victory Captain at the temporary call center and meeting place, said he sent out emails, and the GOP placed automated calls advertising the event for veterans and military families. Still, the turnout was low.
But the people who did come were ignited about getting the Democrats out of office and the Republicans quickly in.
Nikki Perry, the 60-year-old wife of Tom Perry, who was on the Navy supply team in Vietnam from 1966-1972, said she could barely talk about the lack of media coverage without tearing up. She said citizens don’t realize people are dying in Afghanistan right now because, “there’s a Democrat in office and nobody’s covering it.”
She said she believes the media is liberal and biased because when Bush was in office, war casualties made headlines much more often.
“Now, it’s like everything’s hunky-dory,” Perry said.
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