The Pre-Mud Slinging Has Begun!
You expect some mud to be flung during a presidential campaign but Mitt Romney is having to dodge mud from an event in his life that may have happened in 1965. A 1965 classmate of Mitt Romney, Phillip Maxwell claims he witnessed Romney and a group of friends holding down a classmate named John Lauber and cutting off chunks of his long hair.
Maxwell told CNN the incident was far worse than a high school prank or as he said, "I'm a lawyer. I know what an assault is. This kid was scared. He was terrified. That's an assault."
Romney has said he, "might have gone too far" and apologized for any harm done during his time at the Cranbrook High School. He went on to say, "back in high school, I did some dumb things, and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that."
In response Maxwell said he was disappointed in Romney's response and, "it's unfortunate that Mitt simply hasn't owned up to his behavior."
I wonder whether Phillip Maxwell would "own up" to his behavior? He did nothing to stop the assault he allegedly witnessed. The victim, John Lauber passed away in 2004 so we can't get the full story. Lauber's family said they were upset that his memory would be used to further a political agenda.
Before this presidential election is over I'm sure there will be more mud flung from as far back as 1965. I'm afraid this will be the dirtiest presidential campaign in American history and I hope Mitt Romney is up to the challenge of Chicago-style politics.