Neither Romney nor his sons will have served in the military, but father says that working on getting him elected is equally a national service. Unbelievable!
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons’ decision not to enlist in the military, saying they’re showing their support for the country by “helping me get elected.”
Here’s the quote:
“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.”
Mitt says this at the same time he’s calling for “a surge of support” for the troops in Iraq. Like father, like sons?
Romney, who did not serve in Vietnam due to his Mormon missionary work and a high draft lottery number, was asked the question by an anti-war activist after a speech in which he called for “a surge of support” for U.S. forces in Iraq.
I disagree with the idea that military service and helping one’s rich daddy get elected are equivalent, Slick Romney.
Am I wrong?
Update: Jason over at Race 4 2008 seems to think that the Romney boys supporting their rich daddy is national service. Oh well.
For Romney and those who agree with his stances it is perfectly acceptable to say by supporting him you are supporting the nation as it would be for any candidate.
So by that definition, B4B is one of the most patriotic sites on the Internet. We are performing a national service. On that we agree.