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May 11th, 2012
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Campaign adviser says 'We should take Mitt Romney at his word' about alleged bullying

Following the publication of a Washington Post article that reported that Mitt Romney bullied a vulnerable student in high school, the candidate responded by asserting that he doesn't remember the incident, but that he is sorry if he ever hurt anyone.

The campaign also distributed statements from two of Romney's former high school classmates, including one from John French, who said, "Mitt never had a malicious bone in his body."

On Starting Point this morning, Romney campaign adviser Kerry Healey reiterates French's claims, asserting that the candidate is "unfailingly kind," "deeply compassionate," and "deeply concerned about people's lives."

Healey defends Romney's inability to remember the incident and says that "bullying isn't something that [Romney] ever knowingly participated in."

Filed under: 2012 Race • GOP • Politics
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  1. Jamal Rapper

    How does Kerry Healey see Mitt as unfailingly kind," "deeply compassionate," and "deeply concerned about people's lives." and reconcile it with.
    I like firing people, I am not concerned about poor people, let Detroit go bankrupt, I will kill healthcare (Obamacare), the president should start packing, Seamus never rode in the car with us but on the roof carrier, group picture at Bains with money stuffed in his mouth from killing and bankrupting companies for profit.
    Does Kerry Healey have any credibility left with her totally inaccurate portrayal of Mitt after knowing him for 10 years?

    May 12, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse | Reply

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