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Romney failed to take lead in military service

What is a leader, as somewhat defined by Mitt Romney? Just listen to Romney’s speech on foreign policy. I heard nothing but war drums beating.

This man participated in pro-war demonstrations for the Vietnam war and was in favor of the draft. Now, this is the man who wants to become president of the United States.

What did he do? Why, he took a deferment to go preach Mormonism in France. Not one member of the Romney family has ever served in the U.S. Armed Forces. He sure must be proud of his family’s military service.

A leader is a person who talks with you and agrees about a problem, such as an uprising in the Middle East. A leader says, “You know, we have to go out and do something about this. We have to help those people.” And then he keeps talking about it.

And then the other person, the follower, says, “You’ve got a point. I really believe you have a point. Let’s go out and do something about it.” Then the leader says, “What do you mean, ‘Let’s go out.’  You go out. I’ll stay here and keep recruiting more people like you.”  

The definition of an idiot is a person who says, “You know, you’re right.” And the leader says, “Yes, I know.” In a quote from Romney, when asked about his sons’ military service, he said, “My boys have to drive the bus to get me re-elected. So they can’t go.”

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