The Eerie Similarities Between Ted Bundy and Mitt Romneyon June 25th, 2012 at 2:12 am
Some facts about notorious serial killer Ted Bundy:
- Attended the 1968 Republican National Convention in Miami as a Rockefeller delegate. Worked closely with the Republican Party well into the 1970′s.
- Preyed mainly on female college students, prowled college campuses looking for victims.
- Would have been caught earlier, but investigators discounted him due to his clean-cut appearance and lack of criminal record. Considered too handsome and charismatic to do wrong.
- Went to the University of Utah Law School and moved to Salt Lake City in 1974 where he was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Identified himself as a police officer or firefighter to gain the trust of his victims. On other occasions he used the disguise of a man wearing an arm sling, asking for help.
Contrast this with the story of Mitt Romney’s late night behavior:
- Romney was known to put a police-like whirring cherry top on his white Rambler, put on a uniform, and ride around in a fake police car. “I remembered him telling us that he liked to pull people over,” Black said.
- Richard Wall, said Romney wore what appeared to be a security guard uniform when roaming campus in his Rambler with the police cherry top. “He would occasionally drive around after dark, and he had a flashing light he could hook into a cigarette lighter,” Wall said. “He would find kids making out in a car and give them tickets.
- Romney has acknowledged similar stunts. He was paraphrased in a Boston Globe story in 2005 as saying that he remembered “dressing up as a police officer himself and startling his friends and their girlfriends by rapping on the steamed-up windows of their parked cars.”
- The (Stanford University) campus police force also used Ramblers, which may have helped Romney blend in as a supposed officer. Read more at the Boston Globe
Peter Keane, professor of law and dean emeritus of the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, said that if Romney wore a police uniform or put a siren on his car, then “he was violating the law as it was understood and interpreted at the time. . . . If you did wear a police officer uniform and badge in California, you were arrested and could be prosecuted and convicted.”
Keep this important fact in mind; these are the facts known about Mitt Romney and his disturbing behavior regarding police impersonation, student harassment and stalking. Like an iceberg, there’s probably much more hidden beneath the surface.
It’s interesting how the media and the Romney campaign have characterized Mitt Romney’s deplorable actions as “pranks’. This is a mistake, an attempt to normalize behavior that should be condemned in the strongest of terms. In their attempt to get along, people have a tendency to excuse abhorrent behavior, seeing it as a harmless quirk. Only in retrospect do they see the clear signals they ignored, but by then it’s too late.
Am I saying that Mitt Romney is the same as Ted Bundy? Of course not. There is no evidence that Mitt Romney murdered anybody. The fact that he shares so many traits and behaviors with a sociopathic killer does raise a lot of questions, however. The fact that he was never punished for his criminal actions is also disturbing.