It is obvious that your opponent is making inroads when you start abandoning your campaign promises before the election. In the past week Obama has reversed himself on several fronts.
Suddenly the military is not a hindrance to an American utopia. Obama was on record saying he was going to slash tens of billions of dollars from the military budget.
His base called for even larger cuts in order to fulfill their pet projects, since defense is not a priority with Obama’s base. Now this position has been reversed. Considering this is a time of war, those with an inkling of foreign policy acumen and historical perspective are nodding their heads and thinking ‘Yes, but that is obvious!’ Obama has recently let it be known that he wanted to join the military after high school. Strange this comes up now.