Recently, several of Mitt Romneys high school friends recounted an event in which they held down a gay classmate at their Michigan private school while Romney hacked off the terrified students bleached blond locks.
Certainly, most of us do dumb things as teenagers. And most of us never forget them. I did and said some terribly cruel things as a teen to prove that I belonged with the in crowd. I remember each of them vividly and I have long regretted them. Indeed, I wish I could meet with the victims of my cruelty and beg for their forgiveness.
Yet what I did pales in comparison to Mr. Romneys reported actions.
So when Romney says that he doesnt recall the incident, what are the possible explanations for his memory failure?
1 His classmates are lying.
2 Hes lying.
3 He committed so many cruel acts that he cant single out just one.
Since the story has been corroborated by at least five former classmates, we can logically rule out number one. That leaves only two options. Both are an indictment of Mitt Romneys character. And both should disqualify him from becoming President of the United States.