Michael Shure, Michael Hastings and Tricia Rose track what looks like a lifelong pattern of Mitt Romney’s mean-spirited behavior, from allegations of bullying a prep school peer, taunting a blind English teacher, hazing classmates at Stanford and, later, pressuring a pregnant woman whom he counseled not to have an abortion, even if it risked her life.
“How scary is it that everyone has to look like Mitt Romney to survive high school?” Rose asks. With a history like that, saying “I like being able to fire people” almost seems nice.
Shure says,”You see a portrait of someone who grew up entitled, who grew up believing this is just the way things worked — you go along with the crowd, you go along with the masses. There’s an insensitivity that bugs me, and it made me think that he hasn’t changed.”