Thomas Day is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 7th Congressional District of Illinois. Day is an Iraq War veteran with the Army's 101st Airborne Division. He is also a former correspondent with McClatchy Newspapers' Kabul, Afghanistan, bureau. Day holds degrees from Penn State University, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is member of the New Leaders Council and the Truman National Security Project's Defense Council.
The Democratic and Republican party nominees in 2016, and likely their vice presidential nominees, will almost certainly have the same thing in common as the nominees in 2012; Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan — no military service.
What do Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren, Ben Carson, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Joe Biden, Carly Fiorina, and Chris Christie all have in common?
I have hung out at The Reliable Source, a members-only bar at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. I have also hung out at Kickers, a not-so-fine establishment in Clarksville, Tennessee, a short distance from Fort Campbell, where eight male enlisted soldiers fight (sometimes physically) for the attention of every one female.