He suggests the U.S. spend a notable increase in defense spending, go after the Jihadists, and keep a very close defensive eye on those “rogue nations” (which, for some reason, includes Cuba, the tiny little island where we already have a military base).
And even though he’s known for consistent flip-flops throughout his political career, this topic is one on which he’s remained constant, and for all of his life, apparently.
Check out this 1966 picture recently snagged from The Daily Mail:
So when you add up his defense platform and his long-ago demonstration against those anti-war students, it’s safe to say that Mitt’s been rather consistent in his hawkishness.
But he’s also been rather hypocritical on that topic, too. Mitt Romney was, more or less, a draft dodger himself.
By completing the missionary work obligation of his Mormon faith, Romney was exempted from the draft for two and a half years, during which was he labeled a “minister of faith” (a 4-D draft exemption).
After that and his student exemption expired (and while his father was U.S. Sec. of Housing and Urban Development), he won himself a very high draft number, excluding him from any obligation to serve in the military.
So at the same time he was getting himself weeded out of any obligation to serve in the U.S. military, Romney was publicly protesting against those who hoped to have the exemption he got.
Remember that the next time you hear Mitt Romney talking about how we need to increase the defense budget and build more missiles.