And the media?
Almost completely silent.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -‘ On a stage crowded with war heroes, Mitt Romney recently praised the sacrifice “of the great men and women of every generation who serve in our armed services.”
‘He said in 2007 – his first White House bid under way – that he had “longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam.”
From : http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/06/romney-s-non-military-record-changing-stories-face-new-scrutiny–76757.html
‘But the frustration he recalled in 2007 does not match a sentiment he shared as a Massachusetts Senate candidate in 1994, when he told The Boston Herald, “I was not planning on signing up for the military.”
“It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam, but nor did I take any actions to remove myself from the pool of young men who were eligible for the draft,” Romney told the newspaper’.
From : http://www.boston.com/news/politics/articles/2012/06/05/romneys_non_military_record_faces_new_scrutiny/?page=full
‘Romney received his first deferment for “activity in study” in October 1965 while at Stanford’.
‘After his first year at Stanford, Romney qualified for 4-D deferment status as “a minister of religion or divinity student.” It was a status he would hold from July 1966 until February 1969’.
‘But as fighting in Vietnam raged, Romney spent two and a half years trying to win Mormon converts in France’.
‘His 31-month religious deferment expired in early 1969. And Romney received an academic studies deferment for much of the next two years’.
From : http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/06/05/us/politics/ap-us-romney-vietnam.html?_r=4&ref=news&pagewanted=all
‘GOP Budget Doesn’t Even Say the Word “Veteran”
But, without saying the word “veteran,” the budget tells us a lot about what they think about veterans. The budget calls for across the board spending freezes and cuts. If enacted, the Ryan GOP budget would cut $11 billion from veterans spending, or 13 percent from what President Obama proposes in his own plan’.
From : http://www.vetvoice.com/diary/4934/gop-budget-doesnt-even-say-the-word-veteran
‘Veterans Give Romney Big Lead Over Obama’