Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. (left), and Col. Allen Weh (right)
This is the arena Weh sees himself having the greatest and most immediate impact if elected to the Senate. He believes President Obama needs to get congressional authorization for a long-term military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, but first he says the U.S. needs a real plan to win.
“So instead of a kid having a job, if he gets involved in juvenile delinquency in a criminal act, he’s got a strike against him for life instead of a hand up. In that context, I said, ‘So what if he’s working at Burger King for four bucks an hour? He’s got a job and he’s off the streets and out of trouble and he’s learning something,’” said Weh, who believes this episode raises even more questions about Udall.