Mitt Romney’s Bullying Past: Is it Relevant?

The bullying crisis in America has been pushed into the spotlight recently, and who would have thought Mitt Romney would be involved?

Because suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death in teens in the country, bullying remains a major issue among the country’s youth. With that said, many Americans were surprised to learn that GOP candidate Mitt Romney had a past of bullying, and some wonder if it offers some insight to his true character.

According to a Washington Post article released last week, five of Romney’s former prep school classmates stated that the Republican presidential nominee was a notorious bully in the 1960′s. The article also mentioned Romney’s lead role in a disturbing incident that involved an attack on another presumably gay student.

Confronted with these accusations, Romney immediately stated on Fox News Radio that he did not recall the incident; however, he did apologize for his high school pranks and reassured his supporters that he does not tolerate bullying of any kind.

How convenient is that exactly one week after President Obama announced his support for gay marriage, Romney’s anti-gay bullying past comes to light. And how is it that Obama’s past as a radical in college and his participation in violent demonstrations was never picked up by the mainstream media? That’s of course, because Obama can do no wrong.

Is the liberal biased media so desperate to dig up dirt on Romney they had to go back to his high school days? If so, that’s just pathetic and clearly bad journalism, to say the least.

Regardless of whether this event was presented accurately or not, it is important to ponder the question: Should an adult really be held accountable for the things they did as an adolescent? Would you like to be remembered for how you acted in high school? I know I wouldn’t.

Aren’t we all guilty of doing stupid things when we were kids that we’re not particularly proud of today? Do we truly believe the judgment and actions of a 16 year old are similar to that of a 60-something year old?

Whether we want to accept it or not, Romney’s bullying past isn’t directly relevant to his campaign, although the elite liberal media is attempting to present it as such. The real question that should be asked is why is the media concerned about things that happened 40-something years ago rather than what is happening now? It’s all one great distraction, and a good one at that.

I’m pretty sure voters are more concerned with bigger issues such as the crippling economy and high unemployment rates, but touching on those issues would call attention to President Obama and the poor job he’s done in office the past four years, and we can’t have that, now can we?

If voters really fall for the media’s attempt to portray Romney as a monster based on his actions as a teenager, it just solidifies the theory that the media undoubtedly controls the opinions of the masses. I hope, for the sake of us all, that this doesn’t prove to be true.

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One Response to “Mitt Romney’s Bullying Past: Is it Relevant?”

  1. Vincent Calvano says:

    Bullying in the 60′s was a bit different than it is now. Usually it involved one bully and a few of his sidekicks who picked on anyone they felt were weak and would not fight back. This would continue untill they would pick on the wrong person who would kick their ass.
    Today you have large groups of bullies who pick on one individual. They harass the same person untill someone intervenes or the person snaps.
    Bullying is never ok but you can’t compare bullying in the 60′s to today.

    Your character is shaped somewhat in your school high school years but I don’t think a person should be judged by what they did then. Lots of hormones and lack of experience lead to some bad decisions for a lot of people during those years. I think a better way to judge someones character is to look at what they’ve accomplished after highschool/college.

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