Schweitzer's patriotism beyond question
One of [Schweitzer's] earliest memories of deep connections to his country came years ago, at the age of 7, Schweitzer recalled. ... [The Cuban Missile Crisis] was the first time he felt fear, understood what being an American was and that the United States was vulnerable, he said.As always, Schweitzer is the Democrats' cure-all, nimbly finding the words to eliminate the Dems' perceived patriotism problem. He may not have served in a war, but Republicans had better watch their backs if they think they can tar this one with being anti-patriotic.
"We were Target Zero," he said. "I can remember my emotions, the consequences of those missiles arriving in Cuba. That's young to be burdened with that. ... That emotion will never leave me."
All these years later, patriotic moments are still very personal and moving, he said.
"This may sound a little hokey, but every time I go to a sporting event or to a public gathering and I see the colors being presented and hear the 'Star-Spangled Banner,' I get a little choked up," he said. "It brings tears to my eyes."
Sort of goes along with Armando's argument that Democrats need to exude tough more than anything else if we are to win back our country.