It comes from upbringing. Mitten's daddy was the Governor of Michigan and already quite wealthy and as a result, the kids felt like the world owed them a living. Even if he was Mormon, his behavior was with the example of his classmate, an example of spoiled rotten kid throwing his weight around that private school like he was a lord. To think a boy who wears their hair long and wears strange or tight pants something like queer behavior. Come on, dudes. Boys up until the mid-1990's dress that way and many wore their hair longer than most, but turned out years later straighter than Mitt Romney. It was only with the perception of tight clothes and long hair by people in the straight community that later scared them paranoid that such clothes, such long hair would give some people a defensive to call them something they are not. Then these kids saw one too many hip-hop videos and wamo-jamo! Shorts to the floor, excessive bling and a hair do shorter than a crew cut!
Then I realize I am a adult now and adults in the 1970's remarked about their kids in their tight pants and skimpy t-hirts, just as I today critique the bling and the baggyness so loose, I can see the underpants. Duct tape that waist, young man. Pull on a less-revealing top, young lady! The gap goes on and on.
So where does that leave the boys today with the long hair and the tight clothing? Also how about the girls who insist a long dress that my mom whould wear to formal events with the hair cut the length their great-grandmother wore it back in the 1930's? (Bobbed hair took off in the twenties, but stayed on from there until the sixties, where the conflict over hair took off again.) Would one bully the straight kid because of his hair and clothes were out of wack with their peers? It is what a boy and girl are able to tolerate on their own, not what their crowd thinks that matters.
That also applies to cross-dressers as well. Love that double-standard yet where one does not mind the girl in the shirt and pants but freak out when their boy takes the fashion tips of Paris Hilton or Miley Cyrus. Though, like any person of their dress gender, a cross-dressing boy will wear pants and their female crossers would wear a dress if they feel like it or required to perhaps to not get stares at certain venues, i.e. schoo, church, the mall, etc. Transgender or not, a cross dresser will either convert their gender or if straight (a guy or girl who likes their opposite gender) will find a mate who enjoys dress-up too.
Remember there was a time some men were forceably shaved back when beards on men under a certain age was forbidden. That changed thanks to the nation's expanionism. Travel to a new land and the rigors of taming it or taking the land left little time to shave. Soon it became distinguised to be hairy. Abe Lincoln, Fredrick Douglass, Robert E. Lee and many of our great men had beards up the yin-yang. No mob was tying them down to shave it off, like Mittens did with one blond boy a century later, before the anti-war, free-speech movement hit Mitt's liberal peers the moment they went to college within the year of the 1965 incident of spoiled-kid bullying.
Look at people in Mitt's generation, there were Mormons that opposed the war, but BYU was very different back then. In 1967, the Honor Code was taken out of the control of the students. All signs of anti-anything stereotyped by The Growing Neo-Conservative Movement led to a good chunk of Mormon youth unjustly chucked out of not only BYU but the LDS altogether. All because of what other saw them. LDS was in the midst of the last burst of racism that resulted eventually into them being forced by the times to admit blacks in the 1970's. The same cannot be said about unpopular wars, long hair (with the exception of some entertainers), certain drinks (even to this day, do not serve a Mormon decaf coffee), certain clothes (try to crossdress and then go into a LDS Temple, they find out, automatic kick-out) and certain people (minorities yea, queers, big nay).
Where was Mitt during the times of Free Love and Rock-n-Roll? After a year at Stanford, the bad boy went on a Missionary trip to Europe, serving as a missonary to France, whcih was never successful because Mormon values hit the French hardest with their three general habits: wine, tobacco and coffee. Catholic France is not Redneck Michigan. The thitry months in France did him no better than a trip to a desert island. Even though he had mixed results that were mostly good, his support for Nam and his views of the kids in that country's anti-war movements was and still is quite disturbing.
We should not let this man become our Chief Executive. If he does, no strage person is safe from his backlash against gays and women or even kids. (I think he wants kids who kill not to get second chance too). I would not support a third-party person either. Despite his faults, I would pick Obama over anyone else.