Well, well, well — how the mighty have fallen! Or at least the semi-mighty. Just one day after President Obama voiced his support of same-sex marriage, Mitt Romney's dark past has come back to haunt him. Could this be a little karmic retaliation for opposing gay marriage, Mitt?
Romney is being accused of harassing a fellow prep-school classmate, who would later come out. According to The New York Times:
"Mr. Romney returned from spring break in his senior year to find that John Lauber, a quiet, offbeat type, had bleached his hair blond. Mr. Romney, brandishing a pair of scissors, led other boys on a hunt for Mr. Lauber, teasing him and holding him down while Mr. Romney snipped off his long locks."
Definitely sounds like the type of president I want; how about you? In an age where bullying has become almost an epidemic, voting for Romney based on this new information is basically patting the back of every bully who has ever emotionally or physically tortured someone for being different. It's also saying it's okay to judge, degrade and brutalize fellow human beings to such an extent that some of them feel they have no other choice but to take their lives. You can blame such behavior on youthful ignorance and indiscretions, but the fact remains is that the incident says a lot about who Romney is as a human being.
Although Romney did apologize, it was weak and rehearsed. Of course he doesn't "recall the incident" but having seen the reports, he won't "argue" the accuracy of it. He also admitted that he did do "some stupid things" in high school and is now sorry for it.
Lesson here? "Boys will be boys." Or something equally lame and nonsensical. Thanks for the apology, Mitt! It really sounded genuine. My take: Once a bully, always a bully.
Read more on The Daily Beast: Mitt Romney As A Young Bully
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