Opinion: Life hasn’t been perfect for Mitt Romney

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Mitt Romney -- who by most outward appearances has lived a pretty charmed life -- is not without some remorse over roads not taken, he revealed during this evening’s debate among the Republican presidential candidates in California.

Romney has been stressing of late that, with his background as a businessman and governor, he is better-equipped than John McCain to grapple with the nation’s economic woes. Appropriately, he got asked tonight about another of a president’s prime responsibilities -- what makes him more qualified than McCain, who has an extensive military background, to serve as commander in chief?


In answering, Romney said in part: ‘One of the two great regrets I have in life is I didn’t serve in the military. I’d love to have, but I don’t believe that you have to have served in the military to be a great commander in chief or to be a great foreign policy expert.’

True enough. But before this campaign is over, we’d also like to know what that other regret was.

-- Don Frederick