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Thread #147475   Message #3417858
Posted By: Joe Offer
10-Oct-12 - 08:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Is Doonesbury going too far?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Doonesbury going too far?
Bobert, don't you remember how the draft lottery worked? Are you that much younger than I am?

I understand Romney's number was 300 out of 365. I don't think they ever called over 200. There was only one number assigned to his date of birth, March 12, 1947 (Gee, he was born in Detroit, and so was I). Therefore, his exemptions made no difference.

I suppose he could have been drafted if he hadn't gone to college, since the lottery didn't begin until 1969. Still, it seems to me that to call him a draft evader would be stretching the truth. Let's leave that sort of deception to the opposition, and keep the high ground. In the long run, I think we're better off telling the truth without the "spin." The truth is on our side.