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  • Critically important.

    1 2.63%
  • 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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    How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

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

    Or, even a Senator or Representative?
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    Not very at all.
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    Not important well unless he is campaigning on the military as a main platform.

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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?
    It is certainly a consideration, but a small one. If two candidates where equal in regards to stance on issues, ability, knowledge and governmental experience, it would probably sway me to vote for the veteran.
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    IF we are going to continue with the POTUS being CiC of the military....IMHO, he should have at least been in the military.
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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?
    If it came down to two candidates with identical views and one of them had military service then I would pick the one with military service.
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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?
    If they have not served in the military, they should not be allowed to hold public office.
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    I want them to have served. They don't have to have been a war hero, or even served in combat, but I want them to have some level of first-hand experience and knowledge of how the military works.

    However, having said that, while it is important to me, it is not a deal-breaker.
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    It's a very good background to have, especially when you are making choices that will effect our military. Perhaps it will even give a little help with foreign policy and the such.

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
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    "When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
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    Re: How important is military service for you when choosing a President?

    I use to feel it was vital - now, not so much. A lot of soldiers are too biased, pro-war, or pro-military action to be trusted to view things non-militaristically.

    I think it depends very much on the individual, their personality, and what they did - as well as the views they hold regarding history, the use of military power, etc.
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