"Romney's response reveals a shallowness of character unworthy of our highest office."


Via Mediaite

Today's L.A. Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Romney issues apology after report of his bullying as teen," May 11

Regarding the report of Mitt Romney bullying a fellow student in high school and his statement in response to it, conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin asked, "What is the point here?" The point is Romney had the opportunity to show leadership by making a strong anti-bullying statement; instead, he claimed he did not remember the incident and that it was just a stupid prank.

When selecting the president of the United States, character matters. Romney's response reveals a shallowness of character unworthy of our highest office.

John D. Kelley

Santa Barbara


I am sick and tired of politicians issuing weasel-worded apologies. By saying "if anyone was hurt or offended by my actions," the implication is that there may not have been any harm done, when clearly there was.

Why not just accept responsibility and actually apologize for doing something that was wrong and hurtful?

I would have more respect for Romney if he had done just that.

Elisabeth Emirhanian

South Pasadena

  • I think Mitt Romney has lots of Bully President Role Models to look up to.  Off with the top of my head: Presidents Idi Amin Dada, Hosni Mubarak, Benito Mussolini, Manuel Noriega.