Mitt Romney apologized for his actions as a young adult, when he tormented a gay student at the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and assisted his friends in holding the student down. This was followed by Romney and friends to forcedly cut off the student’s uniquely bleached hair.
But Yahoo! reports that Romney’s campaign is filled with pranks. As an April Fool’s joke, the Massachusetts former governor’s campaign staff called a speech in an empty room.
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said, “Anyone who knows Mitt Romney knows that he doesn't have a mean-spirited bone in his body." However, John Lauber, the gay student whom Romney helped prank, was in tears during the involuntary haircut. "There is no question I became a very different person since then," Romney claimed.
Now, after Obama’s announcement of his support for same-sex message, Romney has reiterated his position against it.
"I have the same view on marriage that I had when I was governor. I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman," Romney said. He restated his position to Fox affiliate KDVR-TV yesterday.
Romney’s campaign aides have remained silent on the issue, and did not comment when asked how they believed the issue would contribute to the campaign.
Despite that, Yahoo! reported that the topic would be revisited later in the campaign, according to Republican National Commitee chairman Reince Priebus. Preibus said, “We support maintaining marriage between one man and one woman and would oppose any attempts to change that."