Looks like Mitt Romney participated in some pretty foul acts, in high school. So, I don't think any adult should be condemned for an act undertaken in childhood/teenage years. But I don't think it's at all unfair to judge him on how he handles looking back at it from adulthood. I not only witnessed - but participated in - some awful behavior towards other kids. Did it kinda sorta make sense at the time? Sure. But as an adult, I look back, and I'm horrified at what a bunch of little monsters we were. And given the chance, I'd apologize a million times over for it. So when you're given a chance, as an adult, to own up to it, and you equivocate? Screw you. You're a shitty human being.