It’s news to me that Romney had four deferments to keep him out of Vietnam, but apparently it’s true. And the claim that his missionary work in France was somehow heroic doesn’t pass the giggle test. Of course I knew that he had five able-bodied sons, none of whom saw fit to serve, and that he’d said they were defending the country by working on his campaign. Add that to Romney’s failure to say a word about the troops in Afghanistan during the Convention, and you’ve got the basis for a pretty nice attack ad to be run by some SuperPac. Shouldn’t be too hard to find a couple of veterans to star in such an ad, which could be more viral than on-air. The point would not so much to win over independents as to keep some Republicans home.
Of course, unlike the Swiftboat attack ads in 2004, these ads could be 100% accurate.