If Mitt Romney Was A Bully In High School, does it matter if he bullied a presumed gay kid?
If Mitt Romney Was A Bully In High School, does it matter if he bullied a presumed gay kid? How will this affect his chances considering he has apologized for youthful pranks that went too far?
It really depends on how much the media will spread it around and how far he actually went with the "pranks". People take hate crimes very seriously and if he targeted a gay kid, and harrassed him, then it could really affect his chances. He doesn't really have much of a chance either way. He was originally a Democrat but then switched to Republican because it was more popular... he also had his own "Romney Care" which is basically identical to "Obama Care" but he denounces the current health system... he's a hypocrite and the voters know it.
Yes it matters. It shows you who he is as a person. We all know bully's. All know people who make fun of others and don't mind hurting them physically and mentally. The guy is nasty through and through IMO...something is missing in him. Compassion. He's like a radio station tuned to the same channell...Me Me Me.
If that is the case then absolutely it is wrong. But high school was a long time ago. I hope I am not blamed today for some of the ridiculous things I did as a teen. Some of them are too embarrassing to mention and I am still red-faced over them. But I am a different person today. This is not an endorsement of Romney but I would like to think that he is a different person today as well.
It just shows that his attitude towards people who are different than him hasn't changes. This is true for gays or poor people whom he also seems like to pick on.
Isn't it nice that he apologies now after the person he attacked is dead. I'm not proud of everything I did as a kid but at least I remember those moments of bad decision making and feel a sense of guilt about them. Romney apparently can't even remember these incidents so I guess they don't stand out as anything special in his mindset.
Twenty plus years ago, society was different, and homosexuality was more hidden and when it came out it was often ridiculed or treated with hostility. It is possible Mr. Romney was one of the many who treated (suspected) homosexual kids with prejudice that was common in that day. I think it is more important to look at where he stands on the issue now. Weather or not you agree (accept) it, to bully someone for that or any other reason is wrong. It is very possible that the man has grown more acceptable to the way people are and that he isn't so judgmental now. Call it personal growth of character. But if he has not it will soon become visible.
If his feelings have changed, and he does not give voice to that change, then he is a hypocrite. We have only his words upon which to rely, and by that, he still feels as he always did; changes in society notwhitstanding.
Yes, it matters.
No matter who you are, there are no acceptable "excuses" for bullying. It is not okay, period, end of discussion.
If you dislike someone; disagree with them; disapprove of them for whatever reason, the only appropriate action is to walk away and leave them alone.
No one is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to interact with anyone else. Just mind your own business.
When I was in high school, I was a member of a tough street gang, I committed a lot of crimes, I smoked a lot of dope and drank a lot alcohol, and I was an all-around menace to society.
Yet, I ended up fighting for my country in the Vietnam War and advanced to the rank of Army captain; I worked in the insurance industry for nearly 40 years and retired as a high-ranking executive; and now I spend much of my time doing volunteer work to help the homeless, the incarcerated, and troubled war veterans.
Finally, I must say, Show me someone who is critical of a 65-year-old man for the antics he pulled way back when was only 17 or 18 years old and I will show you a fool.
Unless that person still holds the same viewpoint; his current actions are verbal bullying.
A whole lot of people in contemporary U.S. society need to grow up. They need to wake up to the fact that world is full of "bullies" that go by such names as al Qaeda, Taliban, Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nation, Black Panthers, Crips, Bloods & Mexican M
Add the moral police to the list. Catholic bishops. Holier than Thou types.
No, no, no, the so-called moral police and "Holier-than-Thou types,' as well as the Catholic bishops, are not "bullies" at all. They are individuals who are merely standing up for the principles and teachings they believe in.
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