Sure, there’s lots to make you feel squeamish about Mitt Romney, but the current round of revelations about bullying seem to show a pattern. When the 18-year old Governor’s son led a prep school posse to shear a fellow student, whose hair didn’t match up to Romney’s standards, it was apparently a haunting event for all those involved, except Mitt Romney, who feigns no memory of what happened.
All of us have something that we said or did in grade school, or even high school, that we remember well and wish we could tell the person we hurt that we are terribly sorry. But Mitt can’t do that, because he doesn’t recall the harm he inflicted on his fellow student.
That’s the problem here. Romney does not see how his actions affect other peoples’ lives. Now in public life, he has gone on to bully workers, women, senior, investors, and even animals. What he did at the prestigious boys’ school became a pattern of forcing others to do what he thought they should do, like or not.
Leaders built consensus. Mitt Romney is not a 21-century leader; he is a bully and an intimidator. Behind that robotic smile and awkward social demeanor lurks a man, who has proven time and again he can’t be trusted with the lives of others. And that’s a troubling trait in a president.