That’s What All Losers Say: Tagg Romney Says His Dad Didn’t Really Want To Be President

December 24, 2012  |  

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When Mitt Romney disappeared into oblivion at approximately 10: 27 pm on November 6, he, unfortunately, did not take his son Tagg with him. The eldest of Romney’s offspring has already been in hot water over saying he wanted to “take a swing” at Barack Obama after one of the presidential debates this year. Now, he’s claiming his dad didn’t really want to be president, which is sort of ironic considering Romney attempted to land the executive seat not once, but twice, and he lost both times. Sounds like Tagg’s trying to save face for papa bear. He told the Boston Globe in their report, “The story behind Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama:”

“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to . . . run,” Tagg, told the paper, saying he worked with his mother, Ann, to persuade his father to seek the presidency after his 2008 loss.

“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 love the attention.”

I see what Tagg is trying to say, but I know I’ll personally sleep a little bit better tonight with this reminder of how grateful we should be that Barack Obama is in office. It’s also sad that this quote confirms Republicans really thought Mitt Romney was the best man they had for the job. I want them to do better in 2013.

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