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MItt dodged the draft (Vietnam War) 4 times
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Mitt wants to send our troops to war but would not honor and serve when he was called to serve our country. I have a problem with this becuase he wants to send our son's daughters, husbands and love-ones to war as soon as he takes office. Mitt doesn't care about the soliders or our country....he wants to protect the 1%... Please read below.

In the 1960s, — Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Bill Kristol, John Bolton and their cheerleaders like Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly — Mitt Romney avoided serving in the Vietnam War. Like Cheney, Romney sought and received multiple deferments. Cheney had five; Romney had four. (Like George Bush, John Bolton served in the National Guard, which was all but a guarantee against service overseas in those days.)

But unlike his fellow draft-dodging cohorts, Romney has a record of lying about his deferments:

Though an early supporter of the Vietnam War, Romney avoided military service at the height of the fighting after high school by seeking and receiving four draft deferments, according to Selective Service records. They included college deferments and 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 country was cutting troop levels by the time he became eligible for the draft, and his lottery number was not called.


As a presidential candidate in 2007, Romney told The Boston Globe he was frustrated, as a Mormon missionary, not to be fighting alongside his countrymen.

“I was supportive of my country,” Romney said. “I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there, and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam.”

…But the frustration he recalled in 2007 does not match a sentiment he shared as a Massachusetts Senate candidate in 1994, when he told The Boston Herald, “I was not planning on signing up for the military.”

“It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam, but nor did I take any actions to remove myself from the pool of young men who were eligible for the draft,” Romney told the newspaper.


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PoliticsNation commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 18:56 PM

Mitt stated he's willing to go to war with Ira in a debate with newt Gingrich (Nov 2011)... Romney relies on so-called "neoconservative" advisers like those who championed the war in Iraq under President George W. Bush.


Sheran commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 20:13 PM

Our Prisdent Obama called the killing of our ambassador and the others a "BUMP IN THE ROAD".


I guess your Medicare is more important than their lives, in your point of veiw!

PoliticsNation commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 20:19 PM

@Sheran...You and I both know that was taking out of context...Mitt said he didn't care about 47% of people in America..That would include veterans, elderly, poor, middle class, minorities and etc...President Obama has done more for the Veterans than most. He passed VRAP, VOW act and veterans are now receiving the care they deserve at the VA. Their claims are also being resolved in a timely manner-its not perfect but its better. Also, he ended the war in Iraq, set a date to bring the troops home.

Sheran commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 20:26 PM

I would rather have Mitt Romney "Mormon" for president than "Muslim Obama".


PoliticsNation commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 20:29 PM

@ Sheran. That's your choice and I respect that. That's why America is great. Good luck with that.

Sheran commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 20:39 PM

He didn't say he did't care! He said he knew he couldn't get their vote... If I was on welfare I'd vote Obama myself... I work.

Funkentelecky commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 21:17 PM

PoliticsNation, the title of your blog and you baseless accusations about Govenor Romney has nothing to do period, with his experience and ability to lead the Nation which has already been exposed by Chief MVB and Sheran!

PoliticsNation commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 21:24 PM

@Funkentelecky...your entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to mine. If your going to post on my blog-leave the childish attacks behind and deal with the facts...The name I chose has nothing to do with the the discussion.

PoliticsNation commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 21:33 PM

@Funkentelecky.You were referring to the title of my blog...I understand. However, you decide what's important to you-when you cast your vote and I will decide what's important to me...What am I saying? Mitt dodging the draft 4 times is important to me- when I cast a vote for President of the United States!

Sheran commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 21:33 PM

Funkentlecky, was not childish..... He spoke the truth! You choose to jump into these blogs. We all take our share of not agreeing."Your turn" PoliticsNation. We all agree, Not to agree at some point and time.

PoliticsNation commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 21:36 PM

@Sheran..I agree.."we all agree, not to agree at some point and time"...For the record-while your were typing-I was clearing the air...I welcome different views because it can bring about a change. Thanks for sharing.

Sheran commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 21:55 PM

No offence! I've had enough "Change"

PoliticsNation commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 22:16 PM

I understand, no offense..I'm going to give him 4 more years..

Funkentelecky commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 22:41 PM

That's the problem Politics, you give I feel you should earn what you get in life; therefore you respect it!

Funkentelecky commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 22:43 PM

And the most important fact of all, Barack Hussein Obama hasn't earned another term in regards to his RECORD!
He has one that he's trying to run from.

up2sumptin commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 05:20 AM

Romney did not dodge the draft anymore than a college student doesn't interrupt his studies to be drafted. Romney was obser nissonary duty during this period of time. Duty which is a requirement of his faith. If the draft had not ended, he would have been drafted like everyone else. To even make this an issue is a back door response to his religion, which is the real reason most will not vote for him.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 06:12 AM

Up2sumptin-I don't care about his religion. I care about where this country is headed. We can't not afford to go back to the policies that put us in this mess. Before President Obama took office we were losing thousands of jobs a month were no longer using jobs....were gaining. They left the President with 2 unpaid wars, and unpaid tax cuts. The right put us in this mess and they want to put us back in a bigger mess..

up2sumptin commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 07:57 AM

And what exactly ha BHO done. Nothing but drive us deeper into debt. And don't blame GWB. Happened on Obama watch so he is responsible. He can't take credit for the good things that was started under another president and then leave the bad things on that president's doorstep.

Funkentelecky commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 08:37 AM

Exactly up2.

up2sumptin commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 18:14 PM

LOL, Jimmy. You were just starved for company. Though I do like Poltics being here too. Nice to have a debate without any mud slinging. :)

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 18:46 PM

I don't have a problem with Mitt not going to war..I have a problem with him hiding behind his religion and not being honest about it.
Mitt said out of his own mouth that he didn't care about the 47%..Veterans, elderly, poor, students and minorities fall in this group..I'm not putting words in his mouth he said it! Mitt doesn't get it...He has no idea what life is like in America for the majority of us nor does he care.

up2sumptin commented on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Again I saw the video and he was talking about people who were not going to vote for him because of the entitlements they were receiving. He NEVER said he didn't care about them.

up2sumptin commented on Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 18:07 PM

See I've never understood the idea behind certain states being (more) important to an election. Is the rest of the country suppose to follow their lead? What makes them so important?

up2sumptin commented on Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 20:14 PM

Thanks Seb. Sometime in the past I knew this and in my old age forgot. Thanks for the info. :)

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