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Romney Gets Served On Service August 8, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.

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FITSNews – August 8, 2007 – So flip-flopper extraordinaire Mitt Romney was asked why his five sons don’t serve in the military at a campaign stop in Iowa this morning. Ready for his answer? Here it is, straight from Jonathan Martin’s blog on The Politico:

“One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I’d be a great president,” Romney said … Romney (then) specifically cited the efforts of his son, Josh, who has taken an RV dubbed “the Mitt Mobile” to all 99 of Iowa’s counties this summer.

Uhh … is that your final answer, Mitt? No lifeline? Because you could have seriously said that they were gay or blind (or gay and blind) and probably gotten a better reaction. Needless to say, the woman who asked the question wasn’t picking up what Mitt was throwing down:

“He told me the way his son shows support for our military and our nation is to buy a Winnebago and ride across Iowa and help him get elected,” Rachel Griffiths said.

Yowzers. We have no idea who Rachel Griffiths is, but we’re guessing she was the girl in elementary school who could always circle the “main idea” in a paragraph no matter how long or how hard the paragraph was. Damn those annoying critical thinkers … who knew there was a difference between a working class kid dodging bullets in a hostile war zone and a spoiled rich kid dodging dandelions on an Iowa roadside?



1. Gillon - August 8, 2007

Why is it that all these guys like Romney, Bush, Cheney, or Giuliani who never served a day in the military, or if they did never heard a shot fired in anger, and whose children never served either, why are they so anxious to send other American’s spouses or children to war? Whereas you have men like Kerry, Hagel, and Murtha, who know what war is from first-hand experience, are opposed and urge caution. Of all the Republicans, only John McCain is not a hypocrite on the war issue.

2. Silence Dogood - August 8, 2007

I always hear this question and it is kind of stupid (but Mitt’s answer was so much more stupid than the premice of the question is that it actually countered my natural aversion to this kind of ‘gotcha’ questioning).

Couldn’t he have just noted that his kids are not his slaves and that at 18, the minimum age of enlistment or OCS Mitt non longer had dominion over them or rather they can and did make up their own damn minds whether or not to serve in the military “and I encourage them to do so in the future” or something of that ilk.

I can see it now. Mitt Romney on the war in Iraq “Well instead of the surge, I was thinking we get 20,000-40,000 RV’s decked out with my signs and bumper sticker and get the those troops to campaign across Iowa for me. That should not only secure Iraq, but perhaps passify and regain territory for us in Afghanistan as well.” Thanks Mitt, for the BRILLIANT insight.

3. Star Sightings » Blog Archive » Romney Gets Served On Service - September 18, 2007

[…] Stef wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptWe have no idea who Rachel Griffiths is, but we’re guessing she was the girl in elementary school who could always circle the “main idea” in a paragraph no matter how long or how hard it was. Damn those annoying critical thinkers. … […]

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