Originally Posted by ClydeG19
I may not agree with the President on policy, but I wouldn't turn down an invite from the President. Even if you don't respect the man, respect the office.
Did he turn down the offer in a disrespectful way? In case you forget, one of those dudes has a MOH on his neck/chest. The only
thing he is required to do now in life is to die peacefully, unfettered and unmolested by ceremony, politics /etc.
Originally Posted by ChiTownPicaro
It is too bad this person did not want the honor of being invited by the POTUS. It is his loss not Obama's.
He did not lose anything. If none of those folks Obama invited had shown up, or called in sick at the very last minute, it would have been a major embarrassment for Obama.