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December 24, 2012

Romney Didn't Want To Be President, Says Son

Ay yi yi.

If he really didn't want to be president, why the bruising attack ads against his rivals? (And where did they go when it came time to run against Obama?)

In an interview with the Boston Globe examining what went wrong with the Romney campaign, his eldest son Tagg explains that his father had been a reluctant candidate from the start.

After failing to win the 2008 Republican nomination, Romney told his family he would not run again and had to be persuaded to enter the 2012 White House race by his wife Ann and son Tagg.

"He wanted to be president less than anyone I've met in my life. He had no desire... to run," Tagg Romney said. "If he could have found someone else to take his place... he would have been ecstatic to step aside."

Certainly Perry appeared to be a good candidate -- on paper, I mean; and we all know how that ultimately turned out -- at his debut. Why then did Romney scorch him, if he was happy to let someone else run?

I'm not sure I believe this.


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