Romney: Military Service for "Other People"
Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a born-again military groupie, just butched up his website (above), but has yet to encourage a single one of his five healthy heterosexual sons even to consider volunteering for military service.
We know that Mitt Romney personally knew at least one casualty in the Global War on Terror, Army 1st Lieutenant Andrew J. Bacevich. Money quote:
Army 1st Lt. Andrew J. Bacevich, 27, served as a legislative aide to then-Gov. Mitt Romney in 2004, handling all bills sent to the governor's desk for review and signature.
Romney said Tuesday that he talked with Bacevich about his decision to enlist before he left the Massachusetts Statehouse.
"I got to know Andrew as a legislative aide in my office, and before he left we met and talked about his plans," Romney said in a statement. "He was driven by a desire to serve, first as part of our team and then as a member of the military. His loss is a deep personal loss for me and for all of those who knew him."
We note that Governor Romney's way to "'Support' the 'Surge'" consists exclusively of making contributions to worthwhile organizations supporting our troops and veterans. Nowhere does he even come close to encouraging those eligible to serve [healthy heterosexuals 41 and under] who support the 'Surge' even to consider volunteering for military service.
OK, Governor Romney, if you cannot summon the courage within yourself even to encourage your own eligible supporters at least to consider enlisting, how can you possibly expect to convince the American people that you are capable of leading our nation, and the international coalition, to a successful outcome of the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere?
Hat tip to Red Mass Group.