We’ve all behaved in ways we shouldn’t have at one time or another. Time does change people through growth and personal evolution.
I’ve encountered a certain personality type that does not grow or evolve in any meaningful way. My sad suspicion is that Mitt Romney is that sort of pompous, elitist person.
Governor Romney led a group, who bullied a young man, when he was an 18 year old student at the Cranbrook School http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romneys-prep-school-classmates-recall-pranks-but-also-troubling-incidents/2012/05/10/gIQA3WOKFU_story.html?tid=pm_politics_pop.
Governor Romney has offered a broad public apology in reaction to the negative exposure the story has generated. Romney terrorized another young man at the Cranbrook School solely because his appearance was different.
If he is so threatened by superficial differences, how will he ever lead a country metaphorically referred to as a melting pot?