WASHINGTON-- Mitt Romney had it coming. The father of a soldier finishing his second tour in Iraq just laid into Romney at the GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire for saying a few weeks ago his sons were serving their country working on his presidential campaign, comparing that to military service.
The father was choked up and angry at Romney. On a split screen, Romney had a smile pasted on his face while listening to the broadside aimed at him. He just did not seem to react enough to the father's angst.
There is "no comparison of course," said Romney. But he went on to other matters without taking a moment just to makde some kind of a human connection to the questioner.