Walk in Our Shoes
Can a nation that has been at war for the last 10 years support a presidential candidate who promotes an “unchallengeable, strong military, that is willing to go to war at every turn,” yet for generations the history of his family has been to intentionally avoid any military service at all costs — just because they can?
War is not a polo match or regatta to be won. It is not a balance sheet that needs to be improved. It is violence and death.
It is the families of engaged soldiers who will suffer the angst, sorrow and loss when a soldier dies.
Those families will care very little about the gesturing Mr. Romney does with the lowering of taxes or how many “jobs” his actions will create.
He has never experienced a violent death of a loved one in a war and yet he declares, “This is what we need to do for freedom’s sake,” and does it from a corporate board room. This is wrong.
Gov. Romney, come down from your gilded tower and be with us, if your desire is to lead us to a better place.
Walk in our shoes. Feel what we feel. We are not the money-sucking pariah you understand us to be.
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