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Mitt Romney 'had no desire to run' says son

Mitt Romney didn't want to be president, anyway.

That's what Tagg Romney, Mitt's oldest son, told the Boston Globe for its big post-mortem on his father's failed presidential bid published on Sunday.

“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life," Tagg Romney 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.

"He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them," Tagg continued. "He has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.”

Romney's reluctance to become commander in chief has been hinted at by his sons before. Before their father sought the 2012 GOP nomination, several said they tried to convince him not to run.

"I tried to convince him not to," Matt Romney told Conan O'Brien in June. "I think there were a few of us that tried that. I just felt for us as a family, this isn't the best thing. But ... for the country, we think it's the right thing."

Wow, I bet all the people that gave him millions and the people that worked on his campainge are so thrilled to hear that.


Asked by LadybugTash at 7:25 PM on Dec. 23, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • LOL this sounds like a recalcitrant little boy kicking a pole on the playground saying "Shoot I didn't want to play your old baseball ANYWAY" with his bottom lip stuck out.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 7:38 PM on Dec. 23, 2012

  • Gee,what a great president he would have made then......

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:26 PM on Dec. 23, 2012

  • More republican LIES! Thank God we knew better! Opps.... some of us knew better! :-) LOL

    Answer by Rnurse at 8:03 PM on Dec. 23, 2012

  • Well lucky for him he didn't win.

    Answer by booklover545 at 11:15 PM on Dec. 23, 2012

  • It showed that he was not at all about it.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 7:35 PM on Dec. 23, 2012

  • hmm...i guess my "both sides are working together to make sure our candidates for president suck ass" conspiracy is somewhat true haha.

    Answer by okmanders at 8:32 PM on Dec. 23, 2012

  • Plausible - when the only people stepping up to run are psychos like Perry and Santorum, the party was probably begging anyone who wasn't (at that point) getting AFA money to run. Like when people get roped into doing PTA stuff because if they don't, that she-bitch who treats everyone like her slaves and tailors everything to revolve around her own child will end up in charge of everything, just on a much larger scale.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:25 PM on Dec. 23, 2012

  • He ran twice, LOL!

    Zero integrity.
    Make up your mind and form an opinion on something, anything!

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:33 AM on Dec. 27, 2012

  • Wondering if there are any Romney supports that have commented? If not where are they?

    Comment by LadybugTash (original poster) at 11:43 AM on Dec. 28, 2012