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I knew that despite actively supporting the Vietnam War, Mitt Romney had taken several deferments to avoid serving in it—including spending time in France as a missionary—but until watching the above video, I'd never seen this quote:
Mr. Romney, though, said that he sometimes had wished he were in Vietnam instead of France. “There were surely times on my mission when I was having a particularly difficult time accomplishing very little when I would have longed for the chance to be serving in the military,” he said in an interview, “but that was not to be.”
What an amazing quote. I mean, he had ample opportunity to serve if he wanted to. He took four deferments—that's four chances that he passed up—yet he said with a straight face that he "would have longed for the chance to be serving in the military." That's just pathological B.S. right there. What a fraud.

Note: The video has a typo in it, saying that Romney offered the quote in November 2012. It was actually November 2007.


Please help the president close strong so we can all forget about Mitt Romney next Wednesday.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 04:23 PM PDT.

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