OldVet Looks at National Review’s Endorsement of Mitt Romney

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” National Review’s patriotic endorsement of Mitt Romney for President”

Before college, Romney earned a draft deferral by going to France for a two-year missionary tour with the Mormon Church. As such, he was able to avoid military service in Vietnam. · August 8, 2007 – Romney has five sons, none of whom has ever served in the military. When asked about this, Romney said that his sons were showing their patriotism by “helping me get elected.” Very patriotic bunch of Romneys indeed.

Mr. Romney is attacking fellow front-runner Mike Huckabee for calling the Bush Administration’s foreign policy “arrogant.” The best description of the Texas Air Force Tiger’s foreign policy, as fronted by Dick Cheney, falls to ex-President Jimmy Carter (ex-nuclear submarine commander Carter.) In an interview that aired Wednesday on BBC, Carter ripped Vice President Dick Cheney as “a militant who avoided any service of his own in the military.” That applies to Mitt Romney as well.

Among the other front runners in the Party of Fake Patriotism, to whom the National Review may later fall back if Romney fades, we have:

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Military service: None. Received student and occupational deferments. Draft number was never called, and never volunteered. Supports cronies like the 14-count indicted Bernard Kerrick for Heimatsicherheit chief under Bush, and can’t explain why New York cops were walking his mistresses’ dogs while he was Mayor of the Big Apple. Clearly he needs some polishing to get the dirt off.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Military service: None. Came of age as draft was ending, and never signed up for any military service voluntarily. Mr. Huckabee is quickly developing the reputation as the Elmer Gantry of 2007 for his sly digs at Romney’s religion.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ): former POW, tortured in Viet Nam then vilified and slimed with racial innuendo in South Carolina in 2000 by his own party, now completely insane supporter of more war in Iraq and Iran . He lost his independent spirit, kissed Bush on stage at a rally, and at 70 years old is wandering around saying he “coulda been a contender.” Pitiful.

(Run off before the race even started was Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), a combat veteran who won a Silver Star. He didn’t like Bush’s war, and he had foreign policy expertise.)

Maybe the NRO needs to become an American magazine and support good Americans with American values who are there for America when America needs it if it wants to be taken seriously.

This one is by OldVet.