Mitt Romney assures us that his sons are serving their country and supporting the never-ending War on Terrortm by working to make sure he's elected President. I know that running for the highest office in the land requires a healthy ego, but this is a bit much.
BETTENDORF, Iowa - Republican presidential hopefulon 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."
Romney, who did not serve in due to his Mormon missionary work and a high draft lottery number, was posed the question by an anti-war activist after a speech in which he called for "a surge or support" for U.S. forces in .
..."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 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."
Uh, yeah, whatever. No problem. Other people's children can fight Bush's war, while Romney's kids tour key primary states flacking for their dad.
Romney noted that his middle son, 36-year-old Josh, was completing a recreational vehicle tour of all 99 Iowa counties on Wednesday and said, "I respect that and respect all those and the way they serve this great country."
The woman who asked the question, 41-year-old of Milan, Ill., identified herself as a member of Quad City Progressive Action for the Common Good, as well as the sister of an Army major who had served in Iraq.
"Of course not," Griffiths said when asked if she was satisfied with Romney's answer. "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."
No worries. They also serve who remain behind -- on the campaign trail. Anyway, our military could probably do without people who think Romney would be a great president.