Do our veterans really have any political clout?

Our country has approximately 24 million armed forces veterans out of a total population of approximately 308 million American citizens.

Ohio has approximately 970,000 veterans and Clermont County has about 16,000 veterans. Out of the national total approximately 3 million are card carrying members of a veteran organization such as the American Legion, VFW and the DAV. Of the 3 million, maybe 10 percent are actually active within those veteran organizations. It