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.