In middle school I had a good friend. I can't even imagine how many hours we spent together. He was kind of "odd." I was kind of "odd" (maybe really odd to be honest). We played D&D, video games, went fishing, and just hung out all the time.
When we went to high school, a much larger school, well he started to get picked on.
I am not proud of what I am about to say below the fold, but it is why I know Mitt is either (1) Heartless, (2) A liar, or (3) Both of those things in his statements on this topic.
Although I was "odd" I was really good at sports (later I'd go to college on a Division I scholarship). My friend, well not so much. I also for much of my life got bullied. So what I am about to say will maybe make no sense.
I didn't so much want to be in the "cool" crowd, as I didn't want to be the focus of their attention.
So the "cool" people started picking on my friend. Calling him a "queer." Mocking him 24/7. I recall it like it was yesterday in PE, well he ran kind of strange. Being attacked about this he said his mother taught him how to run.
That didn't work out so well. It got ugly.
I never was at the focal point of these attacks. It never got physical, but he quickly wasn't my friend anymore. I stood in the background and did nothing. They were mocking him and not me, so that was a relief.
I don't know what happened to him.
Mitt says he doesn't recall stuff like this, it was a long time ago.
Bull shit. This was a long time ago for me as well.
I'd move away for college and didn't move back for 15+ years. But I bought the house I grew up in. The house my friend lived in is 2 blocks away. I can't drive by it, walk by it, run by it and not think of what I did (or didn't do!!!!!!!!!!!).
I was a terrible friend. I was weak. When I had a chance to do something I didn't.
Mitt is a fucking liar. Or if he can't recall what he did, then he must have done it so often all the other "gather a mob to attack" somebody "different" have blurred together.