Romney bullied a gay teen

The LA Times is reporting

Mitt Romney apologized Thursday after a newspaper story described bullying behavior on his part when he was an 18-year-old senior at an elite, all-boys prep school in Michigan.

The Washington Post detailed a 1965 incident at Cranbrook School in which a buttoned-down Romney apparently was incensed by the dyed blond locks of a junior known for his “nonconformity and presumed homosexuality.”

He led a “posse” of students in a charge against the boy, the Post reported. “He can’t look like that,” Romney reportedly told a close friend at the time. “That’s wrong. Just look at him!”

Romney “tackled him and pinned him to the ground,” the Post reported, then hacked off his hair with scissors as the crying boy screamed for help.

Some people will probably be stronger supporters of Romney after learning of this.

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