Ego

A good one from Iowa:

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.”

I have no beef with the civilian sons part; they can do whatever they choose with their lives. That said, is it really a good campaign move to imply that aiding one’s personal ascent to power is comparable to a soldier or sailor risking life and limb? I’m sure that many national politicians think thusly, but most of them are at least savvy enough to lie about it on the campaign trail.

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8 Responses to “Ego”

  1. So instead of enlisting can I say that I am opposing his candidacy? If so that, I am fully supporting the troops by doing so.

    Posted by Craig | August 8th, 2007 at 3:01 pm
  2. Does self-righteous even begin to describe Romney?

    Posted by Craig | August 8th, 2007 at 3:02 pm
  3. This has to be the most asinine thing I’ve heard out of a politician in my lifetime. This tops “It depends on what the meaning of “is is …” What an enormous insult to all the families who have loved ones in Iraq and to all those families who have lost loved ones in Iraq.

    Let’s see your camp try to spin its way out of this one, Mitt.

    Ass.

  4. Is this the best criticism you can come up with?

  5. Actually I can do a lot better if you really want me to judge the entirety of Romney’s campaign off of a single comment, but I thought that I’d limit my judgment on a single comment to said single comment.

  6. Pat,

    Considering the source of the person asking the original question, it hardly deserved a serious answer. And so will I interpret Romney’s response–as less-than-serious.

    If you want to interpret it as more than that, I suppose that is your right…”bro.”

  7. […] activist asking a ridiculous, illogical question (did we expect anything else?) They can be found here, here, here, and […]

  8. Take it from someone who has served 2 years 9 months and 24 days in the Army, that turned me off to Mitt.

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