The Editorial Board of Agence-Vleeptron Presse
would like to point out that now that Mitt Romney has dropped out of
the race for the Republican presidential nomination, his five sons --
Tag, Boop, Vorky, Schmoo and Winky -- are all now available to join the
United States military and help defeat terrorism in Asia. Or Latin
America. Or Africa. Or Antarctica.
crowds in Iowa went wild when Mitt Romney explained that his five sons
had chosen more important service to America by "helping me get
Mitt never served in uniform either. There was a war on then, too.
The Associated Press (US newswire)
8 August 2007
Sons Serve Country
Presidential Hopeful Defends His Five Sons' Lack Of Military Service
BETTENDORF, Iowa --
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."
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.
the former Massachusetts governor, also saluted a uniformed soldier in
the crowd and called for donations to military support organizations.
Last week, he donated $25,000 to seven such organizations.
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."
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 ...