Introducing: Mitt the Bully

Mitt says he can't remember a boarding school incident in which he is said to have led a pack of boys who attacked another student and cut his long hair. The victim later would come out as gay.

The account is likely to revive questions about how much of a candidate’s background is fair game in an election, given Mr. Romney’s age at the time. The episode in question happened almost 50 years ago, and there have been no recent accounts about bullying behavior by Mr. Romney.And it comes in the middle of a national discussion about gay rights in the wake of President Obama’s decision to personally endorse same-sex marriagefor the first time. The Post report said the student had been taunted for his “nonconformity and presumed homosexuality.”

The White House will push this in order to keep the economy out of the news cycle.