Valerie Strauss’ piece at The Washington Post, What Romney should have said to schoolchildren about his ‘prank’ and bullying, is clearly the best thing I’ve seen written today about the revelations about Mitt Romney’s bullying activities in high school.
Many of us, including myself, did things in high school that we regret, and there’s nothing we can do to change that.
However, we can control how we think and what we say about what we did. And Romney’s comments today did not show much capacity for self-reflection.
Valerie begins her suggestion of what he should have said like this:
“When I was a high school student, I did some things that simply were not acceptable. I didn’t intend to but I hurt people. I am profoundly sorry. I recognize that this isn’t a case of ‘boys will be boys,’ or, ‘that’s the way we were in the ‘60s.’
It’s definitely worth reading the rest….
Do not apologize for what you did in your younger years, just accept the truth, take the criticism and keep on with your life. When a guy with above average intelligence like Romney tries to deceive his fellow citizens saying “I don’t remember”, then we have a problem. If I got my butt kicked in high school or the other way around, I will never forget that physical encounter. Who knows ? Maybe Mitt Romney was involved in so many “pranks” that he lost count.