A Vietnam Veteran Against John Kerry
April 28, 2004.  The sentiments of this Vietnam veteran, stopped in front of the Republican National Committee headquarters, are clear.  When not riding his motorcyle with his furry friend, he helps Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) with events. 

Vets4Bush is a website established and is maintained by a Vietnam veteran who served 22 years in the USAF.

Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry is a website founded by Ted Sampley of Kinston, NC, Michael D. Benge of Falls Church, VA, and Jerry Kiley of Garnerville, NY.  This is much more controversial.  Sen. John McCain issued a press release about Sampley on Feb. 13, 2004:

"I strongly caution reporters who may be contacted by or are interested in Mr. Ted Sampley and the various organizations he claims to represent, and his opinions on the subject of Senator Kerry, or any subject for that matter, to investigate thoroughly Mr. Sampley's background and history of spreading
outrageous slander and other disreputable behavior before inadvertently lending him or his allegations any credibility.

"I am well familiar with Mr. Sampley, and I know him to be one of the most despicable people I have ever had the misfortune to encounter.  I consider him a fraud who preys on the hopes of family members of missing servicemen for his own profit.  He is dishonorable, an enemy of the truth, and despite his
claims, he does not speak for or represent the views of all but a few veterans. The many veterans I know would think it a disgrace to be considered a comrade or supporter of Ted Sampley."

Copyright © 2004 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.