No one Likes a Bully: Romney Now Unelectable v. ObamaSubmitted by James_Madison_Lives on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 01:06
The Boston CBS affiliate news radio station has obtained an explosive interview with a Romney high school classmate which brings across a much uglier picture of the bullying of a gay student than has been reported. Romney didn't just participate. The classmate, Phillip Maxwell, calls Romney the "ring leader." Even bullies I knew in high school would have stopped when the kid started crying, and said screw it. Maxwell says:
"I remember the realization almost immediately that this whole thing had gone too far and it was destructive and wrong, and I think that feeling is shared by everybody who was either involved in it or witnessed it.”
Romney had his friends pin the boy down while he cut the kid's hair.
Everyone does thoughtless things in high school. But this seems especially vicious. In a general election, Romney's margin should he win is already looking tight. The swing vote which determines the outcome of every election will be especially turned off by this story, and many potential Romney voters will stay home. The gay angle is pretty much irrelevant. Everyone remembers bullies and they don't limit themselves to gays.
Then Romney, true to form, starts lying about it, going from he doesn't remember to he's sorry, but still spinning it as just a "prank" showing he has no understanding of right and wrong whatsoever.
This is manna from heaven for Ron Paul. Nobody, conservative or liberal, likes a bully. Romney has tapped into a deep vein.
The Obama campaign will play pieces of this interview over and over.
Combined with Romney's protesting in favor of the Vietnam draft at the
same time he took an exemption from it for being a Mormon missionary, the Obamites have the ammunition to spank Romney like a red-headed stepchild in the general. The Republican base won't be affected, but if the party wants to win in the general election, it had better saddle up another horse, and the rush to put all its eggs in Romney has cut the field to only one alternative. There is no
reason to believe the Republican establishment would not prefer
another Obama term to Ron Paul and stick with Romney. It's beginning
to look like blood on the convention floor.
AUDIO: Romney classmate Phillip Maxwell, (WBZ News Radio, Carl Stevens
reporting, 1 minute 53 secs.)
Source: CBS Boston local "Friend: Romney ‘Was The Ring
Leader’ Of 1965 Bullying Incident"
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