Skip to comments.Breaking: Romney apologizes for high-school pranks
Posted on 05/10/2012 8:50:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Thankfully, our long national nightmare is over:
Mitt Romney apologized on Thursday morning for pranks he helped orchestrate in high school that he said might have gone too far, including an incident in which he pinned down a fellow student and cut his hair.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was responding to an article published a few hours earlier by The Washington Post documenting the episode with first-hand accounts from Romneys classmates.
Back in high school, I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that, Romney said in a live radio interview with Fox News Channel personality Brian Kilmeade. Romney added: I participated in a lot of hijinks and pranks during high school and some might have gone too far and for that, I apologize.
Romneys campaign hastily scheduled the radio interview for the candidate to call in from Omaha, where he is holding a campaign event later Wednesday, to respond to The Posts report.
Politically speaking, this was the smart thing to do. Other campaigns would have tried challenging the veracity of the stories and/or the motives of the witnesses, but that’s a losing proposition. The more a campaign debates those points, the longer the story goes, and the more legitimacy it has in the media. Instead, the Romney campaign made it an old story before it began to grow legs by just expressing remorse over any cruelty that may have taken place in high school.
I eagerly await the next set of stories about how in middle school Romney refused to give cuts in line to kids from low-income families, or how he shamelessly violated the “exies-no-erasies” rule in elementary school with his female classmates.
Nice Dem talking points... Dog abuser? Wow
What do you call it? 650 miles, 12 hours on the freeway, when the dog gets sick from it, Romney hoses off the diarrhea from the car, the dog, the cage, then he puts the wet dog back up there and continues, they then got rid of that dog, or as is claimed, two of the Romney boys say that the dog ran off forever when they arrived in Canada at the end of the trip.
Who's facts? Yours?
Once again....change your name to narrowminded....it fit's better.
I can honestly say that if I had been there as a fellow teen, Romney would have been stopped cold in his tracks (and yes, I was the type that could enforce that claim), I could never stand bullies, and would never tolerate a violent one like Romney evidently was, this puts that cop incident in perspective.
Damn Kenyan Marxist is destroying our country and you bring up one incident from decades ago... Really, just want Obama and his minions want us to do... Distract from the disastrous record of the POtuS
We all know Romney is an ass. But we also have a major election coming up with our nations future at stake. 2 Supreme Court Justices probably at stake.
Who will be best to pick them? We have 2 choices it appears.
Try to stay on topic, I merely corrected the dog story, it was abusive, the dog was made sick and ran away because of it.
Ok fair enough... Still doesn’t rate in the 100,000 of issues I consider when voting
“most electable” bump
Wow, so you are saying she turn out to be your best friend after you pinned her down when you removed her shoe while her eyes filling with tears, screamed for help? And all this started because she non-conformed to the surroundings. The word prank is being used loosely to say the least.
Say what you want about Romney, but he is smart for simply apologizing for "whatever it is he might have done" and making it old news. If Elizabeth Warren adopted that tactic, nobody would be talking about "Fauxahontas" today and Scott Brown would still be worried. It seems that, unlike McCain, Romney is in this to actually win.
Obama's internal polls must really suck for him to resort to this desperation move.
What retread troll are you ?
Who's facts? Yours?
Here's one article on this topic from the Wall Street Journal. You can easily look up others.
I’m not your enemy. Go harass someone else.
Playing the victim, eh ? How like a Willardbot. Attacking Diogenesis for posting the facts about that Socialist abomination and when called on it, you whine like a baby.
What are you, joined at the hip? He can’t fight his own battles? Get lost
Tell you what, instead of attacking respected Conservative posters, how ‘bout YOU get lost, n00b troll ? Go over to some Willardfanboi website to do your brown-nosing of your Socialist idol.
What was your last handle before you got zotted, troll ?
Welcome to IGNORE
Just what I thought. Can’t answer a straightforward question. Another punk retread troll.
I’m not interested in silly banter with you. I’m interested in defeating Obama. Whether that’s Romney or a local dog catcher...
Your insults are really mature. Wow
RE: Romney is apologizing for something 45 years ago?
Actually closer to 50 years ago.
He apologized “if he did anything to upset anyone”... This hit piece has been thoroughly debunked
You guys are SO predictable. You Willardbots whine how you’ll ignore and never respond (!) to folks calling you out, but yet you never keep your word, and keep on coming back to complain and play the victim. So like your Socialist idol, Willard. Weak and lame.
Infactuated with me much?
Sorry, sugarplum. I don’t play for YOUR team. Go try Ann Coulter.
I have way better things to do. Way. So go harass someone else
Can’t ever keep your word. How like a Willardbot.
There you go again.