Tagg Romney on father Mitt's failed presidential run: "He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life... If he could have
found someone else to take his place ... he would have been ecstatic to
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Tagg Romney (left) with his parents and consultants Eric Fehrnstrom (right) and Stuart Stevens.
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All five of Mitt Romney's sons want their dad to become president — but only one is spending 38 of the last 40 days of the election working to make that happen on the campaign trail.
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Like when Stimpy was about to cry
Miracle Mike Sebba sent me this long postmortem of the Romney 2012 campaign, in which the candidate’s son says:
He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to . . . run. If he could have found someone else to take his place . . . he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t...Read Full Story
Even if Mitt Romney did take the W in this year's presidential election, he wouldn't have been excited about the gig.
In an interview with the Boston Globe for a story on Mitt's loss against President Barack Obama, his son Tagg Romney says his father had no desire to run. “He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life," Tagg told the paper. "He had no desire to ... run. If he could have found someone else to take his place ... he would have been ecstatic to step aside.
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Political advisers were skeptical, but Romney's wife and sons encouraged the candidate to go with his gut and pick Paul Ryan. Tagg emerges.
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