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Video: Romney Chokes Up Recalling Fallen Navy SEAL

Sutter Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 1:17 PM
A "hero" is someone who does something complete involuntary that goes against their position or life experience. Someone that is trained to do a job is not a hero, but merely, doing their job. The conservative obsession with heroification reeks of ideology....
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 10:28 PM
"No baseball or football heros [sic]?"

People involved in sports may or may not behave as heroes in other facets of their lives, but there is nothing heroic about throwing or catching a ball skillfully.
TX-HEATHER Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 3:18 PM
You are sad! Remember that next time you sleep at night, and enjoy your freedoms, because of them! THEY ARE HEROES. If you can't stand behind them, you can certainly stand in front of them! Obsession - that's a good word. It's actually called respect! You obviously don't have family in the military!
USNbubblehead Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 1:57 PM
Nana82 Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 1:35 PM
How sad to be such a cynic.

Were you ever young? No baseball or football heros? Your Dad when you were 10?


Mitt Romney shared a remarkable story at a campaign rally in Iowa today, his voice wavering and cracking slightly as he described the tragic death of a former Navy SEAL he'd met years earlier.  The young man was from Massachusetts; he died in Benghazi during the September 11 terrorist attack against the American consulate that claimed the life of US Ambassador Chris Stevens.  Here is Mitt's stirring and moving tribute: