Originally Posted by Ponycarman
Well, damn near every Kerry speech states his military record "I served in Vietnam", which is about as far as he get's into his service.
I don't recall Bush making any reference to his service.
The fact is most of the rhetoric was from supporters and not the candidates. Kerry's political action groups started with the attacks on Bush nearly 8 months before the Swift boat people started the attacks on Kerry then at that time both candidates wanted to defuse this issue because lets face it It is not that important and kept the candidates having to repeatedly answer these questions and not discussing real plans to fix real problems.