Mitt Romney Was Against The Vietnam War
Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski finds an interesting indication of where Mitt Romney stood on an issue that divided his generation:
According to a 1970 story that ran in the Boston Globe on views children in Nixon’s cabinet, of which his father George was a member, Romney’s views on the Vietnam War shifted with his father’s. By 1970 it appeared the younger Romney was against the war effort.
Willard Mitt Romney, 23, uses his father’s famous remark to show where he stands, “I think we were brainwashed,” says the son of House of Housing and urban Development Secretary George Romney. “If it wasn’t a political blunder to move into Vietnam, I don’t know what is.”
But young Romney agrees with Theodore Stans, 26, son of the Treasury Secretary, that the President’s move into Cambodia was sincerely motivated.
(The linked article goes to a Boston Globe archive article that is behind a paywall.)
Certainly Romney’s words aren’t hard-line anti-war but it would seem that, by 1970 at least, he and his father were basically on the same page when it came to Vietnam