These two articles - Romney apologizing for bullying a gay classmate (didn't know he was gay), and his classmates recalling the incident and events surrounding it - put Romney now in the position of apologizing for his behavior while at prep school.
My question - how far back to do we go in analyzing someone's history to determine who has the proper strength of character to run for a major office? With teens posting all sorts of stuff that can bite them in the butt 20-30 years from now while interviewing for jobs, I see this as a bigger trend in the future.
Newt Gingrich - criticized for all his affairs on his wives as a middle aged/older adult.
George W Bush - alcohol & drug abuse - not just in his teen years, but into adulthood
Herman Cain - long term affair while an adult
Clinton - did he inhale in college?
Romney - strapping the dog to the roof of the car as a married parent
Obama - eating dog meat as a child in Indonesia, where it is common. Or, the church he attended as an adult.
Romney - high school bullying?
Especially in light of all the news about teen bullying, teen suicides, bullying against gay kids in particular - do you think this will harm Romney? Do you think going back to actions he did as a teen in the 1960's would harm him?
Personally, while I think this shows he might have been a spoiled/entitled teen, I do think it's a stretch to bring this up now and make it fit who he is today. Even if he is against equal rights for gays, I do not think he would condone his own kids bashing gays or bullying other kids. At least I hope not - I'd like to think he has more integrity than that. My own genius, wealthy, fun, church-active brother is a big Romney supporter and uber-Republican, and he recently told me he thinks all gay people should be taken out and shot. Needless to say, I see my brother in a much worse light than I did for the last 49 years.