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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Huge Romney gaffe on sons' lack of service

Ouch, this is going to hurt Mitt Romney quite badly. Seems his sons are dedicated members of the 101st Fighting Keyboarders:
"The good news is that we have a volunteer Army and that's the way we're going to keep it," Romney told some 200 people gathered in an abbey near the Mississippi River that had been converted into a hotel. "My sons are all adults and they've made decisions about their careers and they've chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard."

He added: "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's five sons range in age from 37 to 26 and have worked as real estate developers, sports marketers and advertising executives. They are now actively campaigning for their father and have a "Five Brothers" blog on Romney's campaign Web site.
Good to know me and the Romney brothers are all fighting the terrorists on the blogs before they attack us.

I usually shy away from the "chickenhawk" stuff, as it's a pretty cold comment, but goodness what an offensive thing for Romney to say. If he can't handle a reporter in Iowa, how's he going to handle al-Qaeda?

People who support Mitt Romney with large sums of money should really just hang their heads in shame now. How pathetic. The Mittster got out of Vietnam and now his sons are too good to serve as well.

But remember, there is no such thing as "class" in America. Well, not if you're part of the ultra-wealthy corporate class anyhow. You get to "serve your country" by helping Daddy try to become President.

(Tip of the baseball cap to TPMCafe.)

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