This writing was too kind, in my view "Romney's prep school posse" was a gang of bullies that backed him up as he assaulted a boy whose hair was too long, to knock him down and cut his hair.
I saw this too.... I was thinking, though - is it fair to judge him 30 years later for what he did in high school? I know I've changed in many ways since I was 16. I was fundamentalist christian then. I didn't even know what gay was. I ate meat. Is was skinny and read a book every week. None of those things is true today. There are things that have not changed - but all things considered, I know Im a different person. I think we should judge Mr. Romney on who he is now, not what he did as a teenager.
SB, I agree entirely. I know there are things I did as a young person that I would just as soon not have posted on a bulletin board or the national news when I, too, was an immature teenager. I daresay the same can be said for all of us; including Gov. Romney and President Obama. I believe he should be judged on the positions he has now. Speaking of which, I'm still not sure what they are, considering he has flipped on more issues more times than a short order cook at an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Nevertheless, judge him on what he is today.