We have history!
A newly-unearthed photograph showing Mitt Romney demonstrating in favour of the Vietnam War draft might leave the presidential candidate feeling somewhat embarrassed.
The veteran Republican, then 19, can be seen picketing an anti-war sit-in at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, in 1966.
George Romney headed American Motors before becoming Michigan governor in 1963, a position he held for six years before being appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by Richard Nixon.
Ironically, he later had a change of heart and turned against the Vietnam War.
His pro-war son, meanwhile, never served in south-east Asia because his status as a Mormon missionary exempted him from the draft.
The GOP hopeful spent just one year at Stanford before heading to France for 30 months of missionary work.
He had already met his future wife Ann in 1965 when he was 18 and she was 15. The couple married in 1969 and have five sons and 16 grandchildren.
Millionaire son of a millionaire – who knows he’ll never have to face the draft (much less the VC) because of the special rights afforded to religionists – campaigning to ensure that poor kids can be legally enslaved against their will to fight battles that will benefit corporatists such as his father and future corporatists such as himself.
What does that make him?
Hell, even Dubya had to make some effort at pretending to be in the National Guard to avoid going to Viet Nam.
Yes, I guess this is indeed the ultimate reason to disqualify Mr, ‘Corporations Are People Too’ from contention for the presidency: By comparison to Mitt, George W. Bush is actually a patriot.
It recently emerged that Mr Romney has plans to quadruple the size of his $12 million California home.
How many of the people who weren’t able to dodge the draft with not just money but religion would like to spend $12 million to quadruple the size of their graves?
Inquiring war dead want to know.
I hope that the emergence of this causes Mitt the Flip to shit in his magic underwear.