Mitt Romney's Son Paints His Dad As A Reluctant Candidate
By Jessica Rawden 2012-12-23 13:31:23
Now that Obama is securely in place for another four years and political advocates have settled down on both sides, we can look at the presidential bid Mitt Romney tried for in more historical terms, or at least try to. Now, Romney’s son, Tagg, has spoken up, stating his famous father never really wanted to run for President--at least not in 2012.
After Romney’s run in 2008 was unsuccessful, The Boston Globe is reporting the man with the perfectly coiffed hair was reluctant to run, again. It was Tagg and his mother, Ann Romney, who eventually convinced the man to give high-level politics another shot.
“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.”
Tagg also spoke out about his father’s unwavering faith, as well as his commitment to his family, and how the race became even more marred for the man after Mike Murphy—the guy who ran Romney’s bid for governor in Massachusetts—declined to join the 2012 campaign.
“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.”
Eventually, they found another guy to take his place, but perhaps Romney’s heart may not have been wholly into it. Any number of these factors could have made or broken a candid’s desire to run, but with multiple issues reluctance is less of a surprise. The good news is, now the man is free to avoid attention from here on forward.