Mitt Romney Is Sorry For 'Dumb Things' He Did In High School

Mitt Romney

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Mitt Romney just apologized for “dumb things” he did in high school in an appearance on the Kilmeade and Friends radio talk show on Fox News Radio.Romney is responding to a Washington Post report today that he bullied and harassed a gay classmate in high school. He just appeared on Fox News radio to respond:

Here is some of his response:

“There is no question I became a very different person since then …  I’m a very different person than I was in high school.  I’ve become a very different person.” 


Romney said he didn’t know the individual, John Lauber, was homosexual: 

• “I certainly don’t believe that I thought the fellow was homosexual. That was the furthest thing from our minds back in the 1960s.”

• “This is obviously absurd. I had no idea that this person might have been gay. As the article points out, I participated in a lot of hijinks and pranks in high school and some of them might have gone too far, and I apologise.” 

Some of his other choice quotes:

• “At some point this campaign we’ll talk about things like economy, energy, labour policy. I’m hoping the mainstream media will get around to it…” 

• [Asked about whether Obama’s team is behind the article] “I can’t speak to the origin of their article.”

• “The incidents they are speaking about, in both cases the people didn’t come out of the closet until years later.”

Listen to Romney’s response to the Washington Post report here:

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