Skip to comments.AP Hammers Romney for Lack Of Military Service
Posted on 06/14/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT by ColdOne
At the end of May, Gallup released a poll that found Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by 24 points, 58% to 34% among veterans, who make up 13% of the population. Romney, who did not serve in the military, was doing better among veterans against Obama than veteran John McCain did. McCain beat Obama by 10 points among veterans in 2008.
A week later, on June 5, the Associated Press conveniently and coincidentally published a story that hammered Romney -- and three generations of his family -- for not having served in the military while giving Obama a pass for not having served.
The AP noted that although Romney was an early supporter of the Vietnam War, he avoided military service at the height of the fighting by seeking and receiving four draft deferments, which included a 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 story also emphasized that neither Romneys father nor his sons have served in the military and referenced his fathers comments about having been brainwashed in Vietnam. Those comments essentially ended his fathers chances of becoming preside
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And Hussein served in what f@cking army? Al Qaeda? In Pakistan in the 1980s?
The hypocrisy is stunning.
No bias at AP. Nah.
So the AP is doing this work for the DNC.
Are they doing it pro-bono?
Are they getting paid for it?
Shouldn’t the contract be a matter of public record?
But I suppose they have NO PROBLEM with the current CIC with no military experience, sending shouts out to the “his troops” and sending them into combat, like in Libya.
Well, waddaya’spect from a bunch of former grocers?
Nice try AP.
I work with many military and ex-military. All have far better and more comprehensive educations than your journalist slugs.
NONE would vote for the Obamadork.
We consider him the “Cretin-in-Chief” and have as much respect for him (it) as we do for a t*rd in the road.
Obama was never in an army that didnt involve smoking crack and invading roadside rest stops.
His dad wasn’t even American
But damn that Romney!
AP might as well hammer Romney for lack of Community Organizing experience
Don't be silly. He served in this "army":
Most people I’m sure are much more willing to give a guy a pass because he got a deferment due to religious obligations versus a guy who was just a pothead slacker.
Obama didn’t serve. Don’t remember them bringing that up in 2008.
What was General Obama’s reaction?
Suddenly the AP cares about presidential candidates having a history of military service. I’m trying to find the AP articles blasting Obama for his lack of service, but someone must have pulled them from the internet...I’m sure there were dozens.
Huh? This is so stupid. This is all they’ve got?
And Barry served when?
Bill Clinton served when?
Oh, John Kerry served in VietNam, I think !
MY THOUGHT EXACTLY! Let’s look into O-BLAME-O’s past a bit now that the door is open.
The Soros/Axelrod smear machine is working overtime trying to find something that will stick. Anything to take peoples’ minds off the abysmal economy under six years of scorched earth Democrat policies, and almost four years in the White House. The variable no longer in play is Obama’s “newness”, since he’s now a very well known quantity.
That issue was litigated in 1992, when an admitted draft dodger was elected President.
They must have gotten the memo from the white house. MSNBC had several stories calling Romney a draft dodger recently. Coincidence? Sure.
The problem is the “chicken hawk” label actually fits Romney...
[ That kinda opens up that whole fake Selective Service registration imbroglio for Mr. Obama, doesn’t it? ]
Yeah, his SS card is not only an obvious forgery, it is a painfully obvious forgery!
They couldn’t even do the damned date stamp accurately and it was a sloptastic job. This means it was an inside amateur job.
I’m guessing ACORN is a branch of the military to the AP.
My question exactly, including the f-word part.
He single handedly killed Osama
[ They must have gotten the memo from the white house. MSNBC had several stories calling Romney a draft dodger recently. Coincidence? Sure. ]
They didn’t get the memo that at the time he was supposed to sign up for SS Obama was “a foreign national” and therefore inelegible to sign up for it.
Or they did get the memo and promptly buried in the backyard like a good little media lap dog...
“The problem is the chicken hawk label actually fits Romney...”
That is another good reason why Romney should pick Governor McConnell of Virginia for VP. McConnell served in the Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the reserves.
The way to mitigate this is for Romney to bring aboard Lt Col Allen West as VP.
Obama killed Osama, personally - B. H. Rambama.
Obama has C.I.C. experience - B. H. Powellbama.
Obama has a military name - Barracks H. O.
Obama picks drone attacks in Afghanistan - B. Hap Obamarnold
Obama won in Libya, personally - B. H. Obamarthur
Obama dispatched troops to Africa - B. H. Obamitz
C’mon folks, give credt where credit is due, he’s a effin military genius! /sarc
With his 3-iron in one hand and a joint in the other.
Are you an assassin, Willard?
I’m a soldier.
You’re neither. You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.
that would be a good idea!
he avoided military service at the height of the fighting by seeking and receiving four draft deferments,
FOUR DRAFT DEFERMENTS
So Wee Willie Mitty is a FOUR time draft dodger...
I can fully imagine Romney in uniform but for some reason I don’t see anything but Obama in uniform more like something that would be something perfect for the cover of “Mad” Magazine.
neither Romneys father nor his sons have served in the military
Nor his grandfather, great grandfather or great great grandfather
as a minister of religion in France, a classification for Mormon missionaries that the church at the time feared was being overused.
Being afraid of being caught at their nasty tricks sure didnt seem to have himndered the Mormon company any...
They managed to find FOUR excuses for Wee Willie Mitty to dodge the draft...
I hope if Willard was to get to be POTUS and wants to bring back the draft he is told “Draft one of your own boys first”
or if he wants to get us into some conflict somewhere he is told “Send one of your own boys first”
There were thousands of people with power (financial or government power) who tried everything they could to keep their sons out of Vietnam. I doubt George Romney (as a state governor) was any different.
The only politicians who sent their sons off to war (like Gore and Kerry) did so for the express purpose of furthering their sons’ electability when they returned to the States. They all saw the JFK-PT109 model and decided to get them into the military yet somehow away from combat.
I can fully imagine Romney in uniform
Every time I see something about “military service being a requisite for being President”, I’m reminded that Adolf Hitler and Timothy McVeigh were War Heroes, while Abe Lincoln only served a few weeks as a militia captain in the Black Hawk War in 1832.
neither Romneys father nor his sons have served in the military....Nor his grandfather, great grandfather or great great grandfather...SIX generations...
As both a veteran of Gulf War 1 and Bosnia, the son of a WWII vet who endured Kamikaze attacks and a ship sinking and the father of a Marine currently on his second deployment to Afghanistan, I find those comments of yours insulting and demeaning. What ever attributes or lack of that Romney has, his military service is not part of the equation.
FWIW, I took two deferments in college. So, I guess that makes anyone who took a deferment a draft dodger too?
The point of this article is that Romney is taking heat for not serving his country all the while giving Obama a pass on his lack of service.
I guess I can see why Obama never served though...you have to have a valid birth certificate.