Friday, June 08, 2007

Will Mitt Romney Urge the Young Republicans to Make Their Parents Proud?

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will speak on Saturday, July 7, at the Young Republicans National Convention in Hollywood, Florida [between Miami and Fort Lauderdale].

Romney, as we all know, has yet to encourage any of his five sons [all healthy, under 41 and allegedly heterosexual] even to consider volunteering for military service.

That's why Operation Yellow Elephant is sharing the Marine Corps' latest recruiting theme: Making Your Parents Proud. Despite certain recent mis-steps, Operation Yellow Elephant salutes the Marine Corps and all Marines, including former Sgt. Adam Kokesh, and thanks them for their dedication and commitment to serving our country.

On May 12, at Hillsdale College in Michigan, Romney called for a stronger military, including adding 100,000 troops. Who will those troops be?

Next month, will Mitt Romney urge the Young Republicans to Make Their Parents Proud? Why don't you ask him yourself? Click here.


At 09 June, 2007 09:04, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't you say joining any branch of the military is a personal decision? I in the less eventful years between Desert Storm and Kosovo, but am still proud of my time in the Army. I would say, though, that the military isn't for everyone and every person that serves should make that decision for themselves. Whether or not Romney or McCain, Clinton, or any othe candidate's kids serve should not be pushed back on that candidate, and we should not be setting some precedent where parents try and force their kids to serve. I can tell you that is not the kind of kids we want coming into the military. The voluntary force works very well for America, because it is all voluntary and for the most part, people choose to be there and are motivated.

You are clearly misguided in your thinking, or worse you are being disingenous in your efforts here. Either way, you're going about thsi all wrong.

Traverse City, MI

At 09 June, 2007 14:06, Blogger OYE said...


We're not asking politician parents to "force" their adult sons to serve.

But we are asking them to encourage them to consider volunteering for military service in our nation at war.

As always, the final decision rests with the individual [in this case, the adult son of a politician] concerned.

At 11 June, 2007 14:04, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it funny that the owner of this blog has never served in the military. Mr. OYE Blogman, when will you stand up and BE A MAN?!?!

At 11 June, 2007 17:08, Blogger OYE said...


As soon as the Army Reserve increases the maximum age a bit more, to include Fox News Channel's Brian Kilmeade, also.


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