Santorum Takes Heat For Saying Women Add Emotions to Combat Equationson February 13th, 2012 at 6:48 pm
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell knocked Rick Santorum on Monday for saying he had “concerns” about women serving in frontline combat and cited his own daughter’s experience in the military to refute what some have characterized as the presidential candidate’s suggestion that women are less capable of performing combat duty.
“I like Rick Santorum a lot. I just disagree with any inference that he might have made that somehow women are not capable of serving in the frontlines and serving in combat positions. And I base that in part on my own daughter’s own experience as a platoon leader in Iraq with 25 men working with her,” McDonnell said on CNN. “She did a great job, was in some risky situations, and yet endured and led and I’m proud of her.” Read more at Politico
It will be interesting to watch Romney, Santorum and Gingrich argue about who’s the most hawkish when it comes to the military. None of them served in the military, two actually evaded the Vietnam draft, so to hear them speak about things they know nothing about will be very entertaining.