The direction of this is that NONE of the Romneys have served in the military for generations. And it is not because it is against their religion to be in military. Mitt did use the Mormon only deferrment which is religious related during Vietnam. And that is part of this theatrics by O"Donnell about being physical in the eldest son's false bravado statement.
Even a superstitious man has certain inalienable rights. He has a right to harbor and indulge his imbecilities as long as he pleases. . . He has a right to argue for them as eloquently as he can, in season and out of season. He has a right to teach them to his children. But certainly he has no right to be protected against the free criticism of those who do not hold them. He has no right to demand that they be treated as sacred. He has no right to preach them without challenge." -H.L. Mencken