Romney at CPAC: Send Other Families' Young Men, Not Mine
Here's what former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said at CPAC 2007:
On foreign policy, Romney was bold enough to call the Iraq fiasco "under-prepared, under-managed, under-manned and under-planned." But he had no strategy for countering Jihadism except lots of military spending and some kind of "Marshall Plan" for moderate Muslim countries.
According to what then-Governor Romney, father of five adult sons, all healthy heterosexuals, said to the Boston Globe in 2005, here's why:
"No, I have not urged my own children to enlist. I don't know the status of my childrens' potentially enlisting in the Guard and Reserve," Romney said, his voice tinged with anger.
Massachusetts residents can enlist in the National Guard up to age 39. Romney's five sons range in age from 24 to 35. Neither the Romney children nor the governor have served in the military, Romney spokeswoman Julie Teer said.
Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan.