Does it bother you/mean anything that Presidents Clinton & Obama are the only presidents not to have served in the military since 1945?
And they are both pussys
And they've both worked toward gutting the military.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I really don't care.
Not at all.
I believe that the best Commander-in-Chief is one who has served previously himself.
Exactly my thoughts.
Hmm, I actually did not know that. Interesting!
And they both hate the US military. Coincidence? I think not.
No. They don't hate the military...
Ask a marine skinner.
It should be required that the commander and chief of our armed forces have some military experience
Well, he enlisted in the Texas Air National Guard, but never served. He had no duty rosters or deployments, and was not on base.
Since he went though training wore the uniform he served
How can he command and lead in an area he knows nothing about? Oh wait...
Reagan didn't serve. Everyone loves him.
Oh yeah Obowmao - the smartest man in the world who knows nothing about anything and blames it in fox news hahaha
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.
Commander and Chief should have some military knowledge
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.