We are the only people on the earth that put our hand over our heart during the playing of the national anthem. It was FDR who asked us to do that, in honor of the blood that was being shed by our sons and daughters in far-off places. Mitt Romney, Feb. 2, 2012 Japan and Brazil, that disprove Romneys claim of American exceptionalism. (Mara Liasson of NPR sent us the Russia clip.) Mitt Romney’s misfire on the national anthem - The Washington Post Rod Dreher » Romney: An Authentic Phony - American Conservative The "American Conservative"? Really?