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Old 05-07-2012, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ITR champion View Post
In 7 of the past 8 elections, the loser has been a veteran and the winner has been someone who either didn't serve in the military or got a cushy position and avoided combat. Moreover it seems that in 6 of those elections ('80, '84, '92, '96, '00' and '08) the winner avoided military service by questionable means. So it doesn't seem as if the voters have any particular desire to put a veteran in the White House.
Reagan was a veteran. Yes, he never served in combat but he was in the Army from 1942 to 1945.