Two of the most important characteristics for leadership, and certainly for the position of Commander in Chief, are straight talk and care for your subordinates. Gov. Romney's VFW speech failed the first of these.
In their dueling speeches to the Veterans of Foreign Wars this week, there were many diplomatic ambiguities from both candidates. But the sparring did make clear there would be a significant shift in America's direction if Romney comes to power.
In World World I, World War II, and Korea returning veterans used the VFW's as clubs to meet socially, have a drink, and contribute to the communities they were in. Here is an 11-step plan for re-branding and re-imagining VFW's nationwide.