A few days ago a report came out about Mitt Romney and his wild, fun-filled days in upscale Cranbrook prep school in the mid-60′s. According to fellow schoolmates who are still haunted by the memory, Romney engaged in what most people would consider assault and battery when he led a group of friends in a scissors attack on a soft-spoken, blond-haired kid named John Lauber, forcefully chopping the locks off the kid while he lay on the ground screaming and crying. Romney says it was just one of his many boyish high school pranks and that he’s really, really sorry for possibly causing lifelong trauma to someone a long time ago when he was young and stupid.
Now, at the very least it could be argued that Romney demonstrated early leadership qualities by orchestrating the attack, and there’s really little doubt that he has since “evolved” as a human being since his preppy high school days and would never do anything so horrible again to another living creature, but still, doesn’t this tell us a little something about his background and underlying character? Plus, he claims to have no memory of the incident which is rather hard to believe. I mean, either he’s lying or he engaged in so many of these “hijinks” and “pranks” as he calls them that he simply can’t remember them all. Either way, for the millions who are hassled by bullies everyday and for the many voters who were themselves victimized during childhood, it may have people looking at Mitt Romney in a very different light.