Mitt Romney considers driving around Iowa in an RV to be national service. But, only if you’re helping him get elected. And possibly only if you’re his kid.
At his “Ask Mitt Anything” forum in Iowa, Mitt was asked if any of his five sons were serving in the military. He responded:
“They’ve chosen not to serve in the military in active duty and I respect their decision in that regard. … And one of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I’d be a great president.”
You know what I did for national service, Mitt? Joined AmeriCorps. Joined the Peace Corps. Did stuff like Red Cross disaster relief, urban residential rehabilitation and worked with literacy programs in some of the worst schools in the country (which are in Washington, DC by the way).
It was significantly more uncomfortable than riding around in an RV. Unless the RV doesn’t have A/C, a working toilet and a maid.
Mitt, since you’re defining national service as helping you get elected, how about reponding to the Geek Survey? That might help you get some of the Geek votes. It might even make you a little uncomfortable.
Oh, and Mitt? If I serve the country by helping you get elected, can I get my student loans forgiven?
The “Get Mitt Elected” National Service Corps and Country Club: 1 Geeks: 0