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Factoid on Military Service on the Ticket

For the first time in 44 years, the Democratic ticket for President will not include a veteran of America’s Armed Services. Neither Senator Obama nor Senator Biden have spent one day in military uniform. 

And by my calculations, it’s been 76 years (Hoover-Curtis ticket in 1932) since the Republicans nominated a duo without any military experience.  This year, that streak continues…

While military service is not a presidential prerequisite, one should not under-estimate the value combat boots bring to understanding leadership, service, and courage…especially in the dangerous world we live in today.

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