Mitt Romney started his "Ask Mitt Anything" tour in Bettendorf Iowa this morning.
I was there.
He spoke about a list of concerns that faced this nation:
The first thing on the list was The Jihad, the threat to this country from terrorists.
At one point during his opening speech he publicly thanked an Iraq War veteran that was in the room. We all stood on our feet and applauded. Gov. Romney thanked him for his sacrifice and service and thanked all military.
The "Ask Mitt" segment of the event had come.
I raised my hand and was allowed to ask the first question.
"Thank you for being here to answer our questions and thank you for recognizing the Iraq war veteran in the room."
"Are any of your five sons currently serving in the United States military and if not are any of them planning to support the war on terror by enlisting in the United States Military."
Hisses came from the room, I am sure my face turned red... ....the cameras where on Mitt to record his answer.
Romney’s response, (this is not close to verbatim; I was having trouble concentrating feeling some daggers coming at me. I figured there was enough media in the room to record his answer. )
In a nut shell his answer was:
"We have a voluntary army in this country."
"There are a variety of ways you can show your support for our soldiers. My sons are showing support by trying to get me elected as the President of the United States."
Then he went into a story about his niece(it was hard to follow what he was saying here. I had not idea where he was going with it or how it related to my question) and something about a new house and laying down sod within the first year...well one morning his niece woke up and a group of people were out in for not her house laying down this sod for her yard.........
......then he said again......
"There are a variety of ways we can show support for our military and our nation. My son Josh bought a Winnebago and is driving across the State of Iowa to get me elected."
You will have to check the media for more.
I left shortly after that......reporters followed me to the hall. A reporter asked me if I was satisfied with his an answers to my questions...my response
"of course not, showing support for our military and nation means his son driving a Winnebago across Iowa to get him elected President (scoff)."
I ran to my car!