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commonsense February 4th, 2014 10:54pm

Does it bother you/mean anything that Presidents Clinton & Obama are the only presidents not to have served in the military since 1945?

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pietsch Another Adoring Fan
02/05/14 9:59 pm

And they've both worked toward gutting the military.

drcynic Pittsburgh, PA
02/05/14 12:20 pm

Doesn't bother me. FDR was the greatest President of the modern era and he led America through the most vicious global conflict of the last 100 years. He had no military experience whatsoever.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/05/14 11:38 am

Since ending the draft, fewer of us will have served in the military, from a narrower slice of our population. If we were to limit our consideration only to candidates who had served, we'd be skipping over many of our best and brightest.

Rosebud Ohio
02/05/14 9:43 am

I think the commander in chief skills have experience with what he's commanding.
An aside that really ticked me off- when my brother was in basic for the marine corps, they had to pledge their allegiance to Obama. Not just the country, a man.

beanD California
02/05/14 9:37 am

Being capable of doing well in the military doesn't necessarily correlate with being a good president. I don't see why this would be an issue.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
02/04/14 7:24 pm

I believe that the best Commander-in-Chief is one who has served previously himself.

02/04/14 4:57 pm

Hmm, I actually did not know that. Interesting!

cowboy Proud Father
02/04/14 4:41 pm

And they both hate the US military. Coincidence? I think not.

skinner Jersey City
02/04/14 7:13 pm

No. They don't hate the military...

cowboy Proud Father
02/04/14 8:37 pm

Ask a marine skinner.

FLAmerican Pensacola
02/04/14 4:20 pm

It should be required that the commander and chief of our armed forces have some military experience

MadCow Kansas Proud
02/04/14 4:15 pm

Well, he enlisted in the Texas Air National Guard, but never served. He had no duty rosters or deployments, and was not on base.

jvc1133 61535
02/04/14 4:32 pm

Since he went though training wore the uniform he served

chickencookie Biden crime syndicate
02/04/14 4:00 pm

How can he command and lead in an area he knows nothing about? Oh wait...

DavesNotHere where am I
02/04/14 8:43 pm

Reagan didn't serve. Everyone loves him.

chickencookie Biden crime syndicate
02/05/14 2:13 pm

Oh yeah Obowmao - the smartest man in the world who knows nothing about anything and blames it in fox news hahaha

DavesNotHere where am I
02/05/14 4:11 pm

I didn't say Obamaman was a great president, I just don't think military experience in the modern day adds much to your qualifications. These ain't the days of JFK and PT-109.

MJSeals Esq.
02/04/14 3:55 pm

Commander and Chief should have some military knowledge

DavesNotHere where am I
02/04/14 8:43 pm

They have more knowledge than I have and I served. Lincoln didn't serve, FDR didn't serve. Nixon did. Military service or no military service doesn't determine what kind if prez you'll be.