Did Mitt Romney 'Long' To Serve In Vietnam? | ThinkProgress He supported the Vietnam war, then went and got 4 deferments so that he wouldn't have to go. He said he had no desire to serve in Vietnam back in '94 and did nothing to remove himself from the draft pool, yet he got 4 deferments. He then says later (while running for president) that he wishes he'd been there? This should be an insult to any military member who has served this country during conflict. Why do veterans support Romney? When he was eligible to serve this country, he bailed out of it. What kind of CIC would he be? Because unlike Obama, he actually was eligible, Obama was only a kid.