I agree with Michael Cohen on the meaning of Romney's response to the revelations of his high school bullying. It's a "boys will be boys" *smirk* "apology".
"I played a lot of pranks in high school and they describe some that, well, you just say to yourself, back in high school, well, I did some dumb things. And if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize. But overall, high school years were a long time ago."
The classic non-denial denial.
I think this situation is what the word "disingenuous" was invented for. Back then, Romney was a privileged little snot who could get away with anything because he was George Romney's son. The fact is, there may never have been a time in his life when he did NOT enjoy some level of privilege. He took advantage because he could, because there would be no repercussions, and all his supposed apology is now is a mealy-mouthed acknowledgement that something happened, something which I have little doubt he remembers far better than he is willing to admit, something which is as meaningless to him now as it was then.
If Mitt really wants to feel contrition, he also would need to know what it means NOT to be so empowered as his family name allows him to be ... but that would make him one of us, one of the "ordinary" people, without connections or leverage.
I seriously doubt he would know what to do with himself under such conditions.
I don't like Romney, and on the one hand it does seem to be in keeping with who he is (the bullying, that is). But on the other hand I'd hate for anyone to judge me by what I did, thought, or how I behaved in high school or college. That was a long time ago. I've changed. People change. Interesting to know, but not that important, I think.
I don't either! It kind of makes me laugh thinking a man of his wealth and maturity believing things that his faith claims. A real mystery to me. I wonder if his wife made him a set of underwear.
Oh, that as not very nice.
oh that's funny
Another example of families and communities allowing "boys to be boys" even when causing another harm or embarrassment. Intolerable behavior cannot be given such a free pass.
It was a long time ago, but his apology was less than impressive, and it seems likely he lied.
I would say lied too Idaho Spud. Most likely yes.