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Ann Romney Equates 'Serving on Morman Missions' Equivalent to serving in the U.S. Military?

Updated on November 8, 2016

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Paris France Photography taken by Jérôme BLUM on 2006, July 14
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Ann thought her husband should have become Commander and Chief?

I am offended that Mrs. Romney seems to believe that serving in the United States Armed Forces is essentially the same as serving on a Mormon mission. And, she wants her husband and her son's next mission to be in the White House.

Ann Romney's stated on the View, in referring to her husband, “He was serving his mission and my five sons also served [on] missions,” Ann Romney replied. “We find different ways of serving.”

Mrs. Romney went on to say that the Military and Mormon missions are essentially the same, because they share the same values.

In France, Mitt Romney out of the draft, he might catch a bullet.
In France, Mitt Romney out of the draft, he might catch a bullet. | Source

Does Mrs. Romney really think Morman missions and armed combat is essentially the same?

Does she really think Mormon missions are just like armed combat? When the greatest danger Mr. Romney and his sons would have to face, would be someone's French Poodle nipping at their heels, or maybe having a door slammed in their face or on their foot.

Do Mormons send their missionaries in harms way?

How do you compare going on a mission to serving in the military. Going on a mission, to do what? Ride a bike around the country side to convert people to Mormonism?

That is really putting their lives on the line to protect our national security! But, protect our national security from what? Staying a Christian?

Did Romney go to France, on a "Mission" during the Vietnam War, to avoid the draft?

Mrs. Romney said her husband did not serve in Vietnam because it was/is against his religion, but he served his country by going on a vacation/Morman Mission?


Ann Romney insults the Military, compairs to Mormon Proselytizing


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/18/ann-romney-defends-husband-record-on-view-following-obama-appearance-last-month/#ixzz2AdHD3m00

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/18/ann-romney-mormon-missions-and-u-s-military-are-different-ways-of-serving/

In an article by Laura Gottesdiener on AlterNet:

"Some veterans, however, are not so happy to hear the prospective First Lady equate a voluntary religious mission aimed at growing your religion with the sacrifice of serving in the U.S. military in the name of protecting American national security."

Mitt Romney was scheduled to appear on the View with his wife but, cancelled stating he had conflicting schedules?

Really?

That was not what you said Mr. Romney in the secret video at the $50,000 dollar a plate dinner with your rich donors. When you said you were nervous about sitting down with the ladies of the view who are not conservative.

On the Raw Story, Howard Kurtz asked the question: How can Romney face Putin if he's afraid of Whoopi?


Mitt Romney lived in a Paris mansion with a household staff for 6 months of his Mormon mission

Was Mr. Romney proud of his Mission to a China factory?

Also on the secret video Mr. Romney talks about visiting the factory in China. Was he on a Mission?

And, is this Mr. Romney's vision or mission for America's future?

© 2012 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 months ago from Texas

      Thank you Greenmind, I do appreciate you and your compliment.

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      greenmind 3 months ago

      Interesting hub! I like your thoughtful tone and the wy you write. Thanks!

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      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

      Flourish, thank you for the comment. It is a shame they are so far from reality, or do they think they can fool all the people, well maybe they can fool most of the people.

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      FlourishAnyway 23 months ago from USA

      To equate the two is insane. He dodged a bullet (literally) by serving on Mission trips, but then to claim bravery and equate the trips to tours in Vietnam is way, way over the top. It's just crazy-making to me.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Susie for your comment, glad you found it interesting. Yes what Mrs. Romney said was really out of touch with reality. She must lead a very sheltered life, from the harsh one that most of us must lead.

      Blessings and Hugs to you Susie.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Interesting hub, Shyron. I had not read about this before.

      I find what Mrs. Romney had to say rather FUNNY.

      Geeze, I must be in a light-hearted mood. ;)

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Mary thank you so very much for the comment, and thumbs up. Always happy to see you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment. I am always happy to see you here.

      I agree it is not a nice thing to say if Mrs. Romney did not mean this, but if she did mean it that is worse.

      Hope you have gained some of your energy back.

      Blessings and Hugs and have a good night.

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      bradmasterOCcal 2 years ago from Orange County California

      Wow, women all of the country would be so proud of how you write about what they do.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      You may have written this two years ago but a leopard doesn't change his spots and what better time to be reminded of this?

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Can't help it. I always find it mind boggling that Mrs. Romney could ever equate her husband and sons going door-to-door selling their religion to our soldiers being shot at and in some cases being killed or maimed permanently. Shared.

      All my energy is gone. Hope all is well there. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Patricia, for your comments, I agree with everything you say. I fear they really are that far removed from reality, like Mr. Romney saying that he used an old on two saw horses for a desk when they first got married and the ironing board was their dining table. Maybe they just think we are that naive, that they are the only ones who can think and reason. I think they are learning.

      In 2016, if Mr Romney runs again he will not get caught the way he did in the last election. Especially on tape like in the video.

      "Did You Vote For Romney Because You Believed In His Policies? But, What Policies? (update See: Romney's Ironing Board)" and this is the reason they think that everyone is just not as smart as they are.

      Bless you and thank you for the Angels.

      You my dear friend, you are so appreciated

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Shyron

      When I read this a few days ago I was aghast. What was she thinking? Or did she think before making such a remark.

      Obviously she has never lost a loved one who died in service to our country.

      Nor has she endured months and years of separation from her family due to service.

      Sometimes it seems that people are so removed from the reality of a situation that their 'take' on things is stilted. I do believe this is an example of that.

      Do I think she made that remark to demean our service women and men? No, not at all. I just think that she did not carefully review her thinking before she made the statement. There is always the off side chance that she did weigh her thoughts and decide that what she was saying had merit.

      To that, I can only say...how sad.

      My Daddy served in several wars and taught us girls a deep abiding love for the US OF A...even with her flaws he said, she is the greatest place on her to live. We have lost family members and friends to war ...so anything that in any way detracts from their self sacrifice just does not sit well.

      thanks for addressing this topic.

      Angels are once again on the way to you ps

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      You are welcome Peg.

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Thank you, Shyron, for your thoughtful response to my comment.

      Bless you, too.

      Peg

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Peg, for your comments. I agree with you, as I said to Au Fait, when I heard Mrs Romney say that her men served. I thought of the USO, a private, nonprofit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to all troops in the trenches. I agree with you in that some Missionaries are in combat zones, but those are the people who do not brag or boast about how they are serving our country.

      God bless the Missionaries from our churches, who don't brag or boast about their work, they are the real deal.

      Bless you also, I appreciate you

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for comments. I am sure that he, Romney thinks all women are clueless. When Mrs. Romney made this statement, I thought of the USO. The USO is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to all troops in the trenches, so to speak.

      I am in a cool place at the moment. I hope you are also in a cool place.

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I can understand your frustration with the simple minded comparison of our soldiers to that particular mission. The missionaries from my church serve in highly dangerous areas where villages are being burned and people are being slain. Perhaps that doesn't make the news. Every day, their lives are placed in harms way in their effort to spread the gospel. Not everyone serves in a peaceful area where you ring the doorbell to talk about the Lord. Not saying that I agree with Mrs. Romney about the comparison, just making a note that some Missionaries are in combat zones, understandably, by their own choice.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Think I recently read that Romney accused Hillary of being clueless. Can you imagine anyone who imagines being a missionary is similar to being shot at in a war saying something like that? I know it was Romney's wife who said that, but where did she get that idea if not from her husband?

      Hope you're in a cool place. Take care . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Joe, thank you for your comment, you are so right, going to a football game does not make the person one of the players.

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      Joe 2 years ago from north miami FL

      Mr. and Mrs. Romney really need to shut up and keep there opinions to themselves. Foolish for anyone to equate being a mission of some sort to being a war hero.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      pstraubie48, thank you for your comment, you don't know how much I appreciate you.

      I too was raised to honor and cherish our country, both my great, great grandfathers on my mother's side, fought in the civil war. Every single male on down the line fought in one of the many wars, all the way down to both my brothers one drafted one enlisted in the Vietnam War, Both, one a Democrat and one a Republican were injured. Wars do not discriminate. Both my brothers survived.

      On my father's side, I guess he was the first in WWII and some of his brothers were in that War. I don't know if the Native Americans (Cherokee) ancestors fought in any wars, but I searched the Dawes Rolls for any of them except for Gen. Jack. I still don't know what war he was in.

      I was so offended by Ann Romney's remark, when I heard her say it, controversial or not I had to write about it.

      Thank you for the Angels, and sending some back to you with Blessings.

      Shyron

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you for addressing a topic that can polarize those who read. It is risky sometimes to do so but it needs to happen.

      We need to have conversations about things that we see as contrary to our beliefs. We do not have to agree with opposing views but we need to hear them. It gives us food for thought.

      The comment she made falls into the 'what was she thinking category' in my humble opinion.

      I was raised to honor and cherish our country ...my Daddy fought in many wars and taught us to love America. He did help us to see that she is not perfect but all in all is still the best. And that is not some enchanted view of our country...still with the issues we currently face this is the land of the FREE. It is up to us to help keep her that way.

      Appreciate your candor and thoughtful expression.

      Many Angels are on the way to you . ps

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Eddy, I really appreciate you and your comments.

      Shyron

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      I thought I had already commented here.

      Oh well never mind !!This is a wonderful hub ;and so interesting.

      Looking forward to many more.

      Eddy.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Peggy, for commenting on my hub, I really appreciate you.

      I saw and heard on both the View and David Pakman Show on YouTube.

      Both my brothers also served in Vietnam, one at the DMZ and the other at Cam Ranh Bay.

      One was sent to a hospital in Hawaii and the other was sent to a hospital in Japan. That is what makes Ann Romney's statement so offensive. I believe the Romney boys would be just like the Bush boys, when it came to our Military. (i.e. When GWB was drafted, his father, got him transferred to the Air National Guard, out of harm's way, from which he went AWOL. Then George H.W. Bush ended the draft to prevent baby boy Jeb from getting caught in it.) I do believe the Romney's would have bought their boy's way out of the draft just like GHWB did for little george.

      I do hope your brothers came home safely.

      Yes, President Obama won the election fair and square, but I don't know about his not doing very well in the polls. It would be hard for any President to do his job with the Congress blocking his every move. On top of that as they said at the beginning that they hope that he fails as President. As Mitch McConnell said, "Taking Obama out is our #1 Goal," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUm-mtYTGSY and he meant at any cost.

      Both parties are at fault? Yes, the democrats have some corrupt politicians but most of them are not in office. Most corrupt politicians are in the GOP/Republican/Tea Party. That is why they don't want a 50/50 vote on anything; they want a 60/40 Super Majority in their favor. That is why they GOP/Republican/Tea Party/Tom Delay did the Gerrymandering for which Tom DeLay was found guilty and I don't think the lines were redrawn and I don't think that DeLay will do any time, no matter the crime.

      David Podvin's 8/10/2003 said in one paragraph, why I research politics, even though I started doing research during the first Gulf War.

      David Podvin said "We are looking forward to further erosion of our civil liberties, endless war, and depression, unless the Republicans are soundly defeated. They can only be soundly defeated if we have election reform (among other things). We can only have reform if we fully understand and acknowledge what happened in the last election. When the man who was elected president (Al Gore) is not the man in the White House (George W. Bush), something is seriously wrong.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I know that this is years now after the fact and I did not see that show because I do not like watching the View. I have to say that statement certainly did not resonate with most people! I think it is just fine for the Mormons to go off and do their missions just as it is for other religions to try and convert people to their faiths, which many do in a number of ways. I just don't open my door when they come calling. To compare that to military service is far off the mark however. Yes...the young men and women in the military do some rapid growing up in those years but in a distinctly different way. Both of my brothers served in Vietnam.

      Obama won the election fair and square but is not doing very well in the polls now nor is Congress. Hopefully the next election will bring some new blood into the equation so that our government functions better than it does under the current regime. Both parties are at fault! I wish we had leaders who know how to compromise because that is the way our government functions. We need some real leadership and that is sorely lacking.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for you comments, awesome vote and share. I feel sorry for this POOR woman (poor in spirit). What was she thinking? She is not allowed to think only to reporduce at an alarming rate, makes one wonder if she would have been forced to abort had she found out she was pregnant with a girl.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      I still find this woman's remarks so incredible and offensive. Who wouldn't rather go on a religious mission in Europe that to war and get shot at? I wonder sometimes what some people are thinking . . .

      Up and awesome, and will share.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Mr. Happy, I am happy to see you, thanks for the Vote up and sharing. You are so appreciated.

      Mr. Romney's Parisian neighborhood is very dangerous, he could have been attacked by Lady and Tramp's gang. */;-)

      Mrs. Romney said. My husband served on Morman missions “We find different ways of serving.” direct quote on The View.

      Is that like play acting that he is on a military mission? [;-0)

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      Mr. Happy 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      "Do Mormons send their missionaries in harms way?" - As soon as they leave the warmth of their bed and put on those garments (http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=mormon+garment... life gets tricky!

      "Mrs. Romney said her husband did not serve in Vietnam because it was/is against his religion" - It's not really a religion, is it? (lol jk)

      And wow ... nice Parisian home, Mr. Romney! Looks like a pretty dangerous neighborhood though. Haha ...

      Fun read.

      Cheers! : )

      P.S. Voted up and will share.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Denise, I very much appreciate your reading, sharing and commenting on this hub.

      I too dislike devious, deceptive and immature political leader. And I was offended with Mrs. Romney equating her husband's adventures as being the same as our soldiers that serve our country.

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      Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

      I loved reading this hub, Shyron. I was not a Mitt Romney fan...and I remember his father, whom I also disliked politically. I remember when Mr. Romney bowed out of the View engagement, basically leaving his wife to handle his mess alone. His secret tapes were presented at a very important time, and I'm sure that was no accident. I'm so tired of devious, deceptive and immature political leaders.

      Mrs. Romney did him a disservice comparing her husband's tour de France with a Vet's tour of Nam. UP/A/ I /U and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Cecilia for you comment. I agree with you and I guess she has no concept of what our military goes through.

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      Cecilia 3 years ago

      You would think she would be embarrassed to even suggest such a thing. How can anyone be so out of touch?

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Aunt Jimi, thank you for the comments, up-vote and sharing.

      You are right, maybe she is so sheltered she doesn't know the difference.

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      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      It's just incredible that anyone could compare the missions and going to war and come up with them being similar to each other. Voting up, and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      This is a fact and Ann Romney stated this during the campaign.

      I do appreciate your comment Carl8033

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      Alexander Okelo 3 years ago

      I don't think that is very fare and polite of Ann Romney.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Aunt Jimi for the pin.

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      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      Pinned this hub.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Suzanne for stopping by and your comments

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Aunt Jimi, appreciate you, more than you know, and thanks for sharing.

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      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      This is such a great hub. I know the election is over, but I think some things should be remembered so people aren't taken in by them again -- I know, wishful thinking. Voted up and useful and will share.

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      justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

      Yeah, those Mormon missions can be hairy! ;D Voted up and awesome!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Will, the men I mentioned are some of the men professing to want to secede! I should have included Gov. Rick Perry.

      I doubt that anyone who voted for any of the men that you and I mentioned were elected to secede.

      The man in the White House was elected President, inspite of the gerrymandered states!!!

      You have a right to your own opinion but not your own facts.

      I thank you for continuing to comment on my hub.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Well, Will . . . with no TV and getting most of my news from Google, I don't know much about partisan politics. Know how they work, but don't bother with them. I'm an Independent. I dislike both parties. I deal with facts -- a word undefined in the Conservative vocabulary. I think they believe it's a foreign word or something . . . I think you are nonsense Will.

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      Will 4 years ago

      @Shyron

      I thought your hub on secession was a little bitter. Especially when you said:

      "You want to secede, go, go, and leave this country; you are free to leave any time. Maybe you can go with Newt Gingrich and colonize the moon. Maybe you can take Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner with you; they can attempt to shut off our moon light, instead of trying to sabotage the US Economy and denigrate the Presidency of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

      The men you mentioned by name in that comment were elected by the people in their districts to represent them. They should be treated with the same respect you feel Obama should be treated with.

      You and I disagree on who should be president. That's life. Obama won another 4 years fairly. Hopefully in four years the election will go the other way.

      As for Vietnam, it did begin under Eisenhower, but only a small number of advisors were deployed. The major escalation came under Johnson while citing the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

      The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution is not so simple. There Aug 2 attacks are known to have occurred, but the Aug 4 attacks are highly suspect. Some people today believe Johnson knew the Aug 4 attacks did not happen and lied to the American public. Neither one of us will likely ever know the truth. I do however believe he abused the resolution.

      I respect you opinions. You and I happen to disagree on some things, but that's alright.

      @Au fait

      You post is just partisan nonsense.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for your comment. I guess if someone does not say anything it is assumed by the one who is talking. I know if everyone was for Romney, he would have won even if it was the military (which is a government entity) Romney would have come closer to winning.)

      Thanks again Au fait for your comments.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      It's funny how people imagine themselves in the majority just because they have the loudest voices. Obviously most people do not think Obama sucks because if they did he wouldn't have won the election, both the popular vote -- and the electoral college by a landslide.

      Just the other day I was talking to a Republican who referred to Obama as the Democrats Big Black God! What do you suppose that means? ;) Nope, not gonna say. I'll just let anyone who reads this figure it out for themselves.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Will, thanks for stopping by again.

      I asked both of my brothers, 1 a liberal enlisted and, the other a republican was drafted and neither will presume to speak for anyone but themselves.

      How we were raised? We were not raised as liberal or conservative. But Dad (my stepfather) was an avid reader and he liked bios. He read everything about every president and vice president he could get his hands on. He served in WWII Germany, but NEVER once told us who we should vote for.

      Dwight David Eisenhower (R) was president from 1953-1961. The Vietnam war started in 1954.

      When the North Vietnamese fired directly upon two U.S. ships in international waters on August 2 and 4, 1964 (known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident) This resolution gave the President the authority to escalate U.S. involvement in Vietnam. President Lyndon Johnson used that authority to order the first U.S. ground troops to Vietnam in March 1965.

      President Nixon also expanded the war into other countries, such as Laos and Cambodia -- a move that created thousands of protests, especially on college campuses, back in America.

      Me angry? I don't know which hubs you read of mine or what comment!

      Any way thank you for your visit and comments even though I disagree with you!

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      Will 4 years ago

      Thank you, I think we can both agree that we are free to have our own opinions. Most military personnel beyond their first term of enlistment that I know supported Romney. New troops nomally just vote the way they were raised.

      As for your brothers, I salute their service and appreciate their contributions. Unfortunately the U.S. military did their job well in a war that should not have happened. I don't know if they were volunteers or drafted, but that conflict managed to piss a large percentage of a generation off, especially draftees. I find it a little ironic though that many Vietnam vererans vote liberal when it was was democrats that got America into the war and escalated it. It was Johnson that had over 500,000 troops committed in 1968.

      Also, i read some of you other hubs and comments regarding conservatives. You seem to like to talk about how angry they are that Obama won, but you are one of the angriest people I have seen on this site. I don't like Obama, but my reaction when he won was this sucks and hopefully we'll do better in four years. That's life.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Will, you are entitled to your opinion, as am I.

      I do thank you for stopping by and reading my hub and for your comment, which I disagree with.

      You say that most of us think that Obama sucks. Who is most of US?

      Do you mean in the Military? I have 2 brothers who served in Vietnam, 1 at the DMZ and 1 at Kamran Bay, both wounded, so if most of us believed what you say, then how would you explain the FACT that Obama not only won the Electral votes, but also the popular votes?

      Please do stop by again!

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      Will 4 years ago

      I spent ten years on active duty in the military and now serve as a contractor. Most of us think Obama sucks and would prefer Romney. We don't trust Obama.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for all your comments.

      Can you believe how many people are voting this man? What does this tell you about people's intellect?

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Between Ms. Romney saying a church mission in a safe country (France or the U.S.) is equivalent to fighting in a war in a decidedly unfriendly country, and Mr. Romney wondering why you can't open the windows of an airplane when your several thousand feet in the air -- not to mention he makes up for his mind weakness on airplane windows by using what he does have to steal people's retirement (Bain Capital), how can anyone imagine this guy (the Mittster) should be president?

      Oh, and don't forget putting his dog on the roof of his car for a 2,000 mile joyride with no bathroom breaks that he says the dog enjoyed. Expect if he gets to be president more people than think so will get a joyride through poverty and he'll say they're enjoying that too!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, I know, I find it strange that Mrs. Romney would even say such a stupid thing.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This hub can't get enough exposure. I hope lots of people read it. Remember when Daddy Bush was so amazed the first time he saw a scanner in a grocery store and it gave people pause as to just where he'd been all of his life that he hadn't known anything about scanners before?

      This is even worse! How can a wife, and the mother of 5 boys, not realize there is a major difference between working on a church mission in the relatively safe USA compared to being shot at and living in Hell every minute in a war in a foreign country?

      Isn't it likely that her husband shares her views on this? Surly he knows her views, yet they haven't privately discussed the differences between church mission and living in a war?

      Must be so nice to be protected and insulated from the realities of this world!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jo, appreciate your comment and complements.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 4 years ago

      With any luck at all and because of all the hard work, Mr. Romney can go back to his life with self destructive loathing he carries around. We will not be *infected* with his flip flop pancakes or his smirk. great hub! voted Up, tweeted this useful, interesting work. Awesome writing!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, as usual you are right-on, Mrs.. Romney is so way out, she might as well be on the moon. But, that is not an excuse for her to try and justify why her husband is such a coward and liar.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This subject really offends me and I think people need to look into it more deeply. How anyone can equate a church mission here in the U.S. with fighting in a foreign country where a soldier's life is literally at risk every moment of every day, I do not know. The biggest risk mormons make on their 'missions' is being hit by a car because they are careless in their biking, or possibly suffering heat stroke here in TX because they insist on wearing a shirt buttoned up to their adams apple with a tie in our relentless heat. They can control both themselves. Soldiers do not have control over who may try to harm them or when they are going to be shot at.

      The statement Ann Romney made regarding this subject -- comparing a church mission in the U.S. with fighting in a foreign war, is an insult to all of our soldiers and those of our allies, and especially to those who have given their lives.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, The whole Romney family is so out of touch, they just think 'if a have a Billion everyone else must have 2 billion.'

      Thanks again for your comment!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, The whole Romney family is so out of touch, they just think 'if a have a Billion everyone else must have 2 billion.'

      Thanks again for your comment!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I find Mrs. Romney's remarks on this subject offensive too. I wonder how her remarks have been received by families who have lost husbands and sons to the war? It's amazing how out of touch and patronizing people who have too much can be.

      Glad someone is writing about this subject! Up and awesome!

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