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Stewart: Romneys 'willing to give up all five of their boys for the Romney campaign'
David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Thursday August 9, 2007


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When asked why none of his five sons is serving in the military or helping to fight a war that he supports, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney answered, "One of the ways my sons are showing support for the nation is helping me get elected."

On Wednesday's Daily Show, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart mocked the Republican presidential candidate's response.

"That they're willing to give up all five of their boys for the Romney campaign..." commented Stewart. "Who knows what kind of post-traumatic care these boys will need after the election? I guess the only good news is that if something happens to four of the boys ... the fifth will be allowed to go home and just do phone bank."

Later in the show, Stewart welcomed as his guest Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) and asked him, "Are you willing to announce ... that you are willing to have your son leave the National Guard and come support America by working for Mitt Romney?"

The following video is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, broadcast on August 8.