Skip to comments.Romney's Lack of Military Service Faces Scrutiny [AP Double-Standards and Amnesia ]
Posted on 06/13/2012 1:52:23 PM PDT by QT3.14
On a stage crowded with war heroes, Mitt Romney recently praised the sacrifice "of the great men and women of every generation who serve in our armed services."
It is a sacrifice the Republican presidential candidate did not make.
Though an early supporter of the Vietnam War, Romney avoided military service at the height of the fighting after high school by seeking and receiving four draft deferments, according to Selective Service records. They included college deferments and a 31-month stretch as a "minister of religion" in France, a classification for Mormon missionaries that the church at the time feared was being overused. The country was cutting troop levels by the time he became eligible for the draft, and his lottery number was not called.
President Barack Obama, Romney's opponent in this year's campaign, did not serve in the military either. The Democrat, 50, was a child during the Vietnam conflict and did not enlist when he was older.
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Did Obama even register for the draft?
Good point. We need to START NOW in holding the media accountable for not ‘MAINTAINING A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD’ (in the words of 0bama) when it comes to vetting Romney but overlooking the many mysteries of 0bama solely because he’s black and don’t want to alienate their ONLY broadcast television viewers.
Of course they left out it was okay for Billy Clinton to
be Prez without military service.
“Did Obama even register for the draft?”
Dunno. Was he even eligible?
I’d match Mitt Romney’s military service against Barack Hussein Obama’s any day....
Just another example of his mystery past!
Obamamugabe fought on the streets of Chi-congo. Now if that isn’t a war zone, then .....
Maybe Obama once stayed at a Holliday Inn Express near a military base.
Playing golf while Osama bin Laden gets greased constitutes ‘military service’?
Waiting for MSM exclusives how Zer∅bamamugabe; dodged sniper fire.
Oops, that's Hillary Clinton's gig and not likely to work for him.
Where’s the same headline for Dear Leader?
I agree. But the situations are very different. Romney should have fought in Vietnam 100 percent. Anybody getting a deferment for school is a disgrace during that time. Obama was sucking on his mother’s ta-ta at the time.
Betcha they were white racist bullets he dodged. So when did he spend a weekend in Chi-Congo??
Did they scrutinize Ubama Bin Barack’s military experience?
At least Mitt Romney has a VALID draft registration card!!
I am so freakin’ happy that Romney’s gonna be the last (male) Vietnam-era candidate, probably. Then we can stop pretedning there’s much difference between Clinton/Bush/Romney’s dodging and Kerry/Gore’s PR trips, or McCain’s heroic ordeal and Obama’s being too young for that one but not the myriad other wars since.
I mean to say there’s NOT a difference between McCain’s fighting and Obama happening to not be of age for a draft. Which is to say if it’s a good thing for Kerry, for instance, to have gone it should redound positively on McCain even though Obama was not forced to dodge because there wasn’t a draft.
Let me try that again and say we should not pretend there’s not a difference between McCain and Obama, if that sort of thing is important to you.
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