I remember the 1992 campaign all too well. Bill Clinton was mercilessly savaged for being a "draft dodger." Indeed, this was one of the most intense lines of attack leveled against the Democratic nominee by both the right and the mainstream media.
Now we have Republican Mitt Romney, who not only avoided the draft due to an "exception" granted to Mormons, but who actually participated in rallies that were in favor of the Vietnam War. He also spent the time on an evangelizing "mission" in France, living in a stately mansion in Paris.
In other words, Romney was willing to send other boys his age off to die in a foreign war in which he himself was not willing to particpate.
Shouldn't a potential commander-in-chief at least be asked about this? Well, apparently times have changed and no one seems interested in this little discrepancy. At least Clinton protested the war in which he was unwilling to take a part.
Talk about your double standards! Draft dodger if you're a Democrat, free pass if you're a Republican, apparently.