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  • Critically important.

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  • Very important, high on the list, but not a deal breaker.

    8 21.05%
  • Meh, somewhat important. A factor.

    7 18.42%
  • Not very important.

    9 23.68%
  • Zero factor.

    12 31.58%
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    I'd like to see, if not military service(due to health problems) service, some kind of community service for all of us...politician or trash man...CEO or bum...
    The Commander in Chief should have something, I'd think...

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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    Or, even a Senator or Representative?
    not at all, although people who have served and especially been in combat tend to be less inclined to go to war ... Bush avoided going to war, probably felt like a punk later, so he decided to be tough with other people's lives ... "Bring it on" ... yeah, just as long as it's not you being shot at ... Maybe if Obama had served, he may not have done his drone thing as irresponsibly as he did ... but, no, that shouldn't be a requirement at all ...

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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    If they have not served in the military, they should not be allowed to hold public office.
    This, of course, is wrong.
    short sighted
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    I don't think it should be a disqualification, but active duty personnel should not be eligible for president.

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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    I would consider it an advantage if a candidate actually experienced war as a lower level soldier etc. Being an officer or a peace time military personnel would not be a significant factor, or would be a slight negative, depending on their positions.

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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I would consider it an advantage if a candidate actually experienced war as a lower level soldier etc. Being an officer or a peace time military personnel would not be a significant factor, or would be a slight negative, depending on their positions.
    I can tell you, from my experience as an officer, I got shot at just as much as PVT Joe Snuffy.
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    This, of course, is wrong.
    short sighted
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    conservative
    Since that is the opinion of a progressive, it means that it is probably very well thought out, broad minded and not necessarily conservative, since it would be a change, not supporting the status quo. Such statements might be considered an insult, but coming from a progressive, it tells me it is a compliment and far more likely to be the right approach.
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    I would consider it an advantage if a candidate actually experienced war as a lower level soldier etc. Being an officer or a peace time military personnel would not be a significant factor, or would be a slight negative, depending on their positions.
    Being any kind of REMF would in my estimate be a negative. And yeah, I would trust officers, especially senior officers far less than I would an enlisted. But then, I am of Heinlein's opinion that all officers should have to be enlisted before becoming an officer.
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by dvsentinel View Post
    being any kind of remf would in my estimate be a negative. And yeah, i would trust officers, especially senior officers far less than i would an enlisted. But then, i am of heinlein's opinion that all officers should have to be enlisted before becoming an officer.
    remf?

    (I type upper case and it converts to lower case. Don't know why)
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    remf?

    (I type upper case and it converts to lower case. Don't know why)
    rear echelon mother ****ers.
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