Dole, Kerry, McCain

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    all were vets who lost to people who didn't serve or rwere in the NG.
    Is there some significance in that????
     
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    That is strange, especially Kerry.
     
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    If it were a Don King fight they would be called "Palookas". In the world of Politics they're known as "Ringers".

    The jury is still out as to what Romney is.
     
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    I don't consider Kerry a vet. He gave up that right when he tossed his medals and sided with Hanoi Jane and the NVA.

    Fuck him.

    I wouldn't throw that fucker a life-jacket if we were sinking.
     
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    Not to diss the National Guard.

    Both Dan Quayle and George W. Bush served their country honorably in the NG - while Clinton took a flier...............................
     
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    By the way, serving in the National Guard is indeed serving.
     
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    Oh, Bush's Guard service! Everyone from that period knows the NG was for the guys who weren't gutsy enough to serve in the regular army nor brave enough to resist the system. Rich families got their sons into cushy positions like hot rodding around Texas skies on the tax payers' dime.

    Compared to someone like Kerry who not only went into extremely dangerous territory and then actually ran down an enemy soldier and fought one to one. Then he had the courage of his convictions to carry out a drastic and unpopular act for his principles.

    My only problem with Kerry is that he went into politics in one of the two parties we need to get rid of.
     
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    Are there degrees of serving? If so, what are the highest degrees and what president has had those highest degrees? If there are degrees of serving can they also hurt a candidate? Does military service help a president, hurt him, is of no consequence?
     
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    he had a lawful student deferment and was a rhodes scholar.

    cheney had FIVE deferments.

    and then orchestrated two wars of choice. *shrug*
     
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