It has always been a sort of unspoken rule that military experience is a requirement for running the oval office. But in a day and age when presidential prospects are more about celebrity status than adherence to the Constitution, does it really matter? Apparently, Rick Perry, Lindsey Graham and Jim Webb are the only major presidential contenders with any experience donning the uniform. And when one of the only presidential prospects is a neocon war-monger, that’s pretty bad. Seeing as the televised debates only seem to focus on whatever the trending story of the moment on twitter is (#twitterisapsyop) then that makes it really hard for voters to wrap their heads around the important questions–like, which candidates won’t throw us into unconstitutionally declared wars?
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That trend is no more apparent than in the 10 Republican presidential candidates who will line up for the first GOP debate Thursday night. None of the participants has any military service, leaving some veterans’ groups and veterans alike to wonder: During a time when the U.S.