Retired General H. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, surprised the audience at the Foothill College Celebrity Forum at Los Altos, California, Sept. 11 and 12.
General Shelton was asked what he thought of Gen. Wesley Clark, and whether he would support him as a candidate for president. Shelton’s response, as reported by the Los Altos Town Crier:
“‘I’ve known Wes for a long time. I will tell you the reason he came out of Europe early had to do with integrity and character issues, things that are very near and dear to my heart. I’m not going to say whether I’m a Republican or a Democrat. I’ll just say Wes won’t get my vote.'”
Let’s see. Democrats want to run Clark to shore up their perceived weakness on defense and security issues. So they pick a general who was relieved of his duty overseeing a third-rate war (which he nearly morphed into a war with Russia); a man with “integrity and character issues”, who has been caught in fabrications to the press several times in the opening week of his campaign.
Is Clark truly the best the Democrats can offer?