Tagg Romney: Mitt "wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life."

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romney two faced

Why don't I buy this? Via Boston.com:

More than being reticent, Romney was at first far from sold on a second presidential run. Haunted by his 2008 loss, he initially told his family he would not do it. While candidates often try to portray themselves as reluctant, Tagg insisted his father’s stance was genuine. “He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to . . . run,” said Tagg, who worked with his mother, Ann, to persuade his father to seek the presidency. “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.”

If he didn't want to be president, then why was he so amazed and distraught when he lost?

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Seems he would be celebrating his own defeat since he "had no desire to run" and "wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life." And if he'd have been "ecstatic to step aside" then why didn't he?

President Obama and millions of Americans are glad he didn't.

sacrificial lamb

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  • bpollen

    That's one thing he DOES have in common with the majority of the American people... we didn't want him to be president either.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    All great points. Thanks!

  • David Gillooly

    Nice point.

  • Bose

    Tagg's statement is likely an honest reflection of events on the ground at one point in time, after which things changed.

    It speaks to the overall incompetence of the Romney campaign team, though, that he believes speaking up about Mitt's reluctance/reticence will cast his dad as noble or selfless.

  • http://twitter.com/PirateWench Pirate Wench

    Nice to know there is yet another Romney trying to seriously follow in his lying father's footsteps...

  • labman57

    These kinds of stories certainly must make the RNC and Mitt's supporters and benefactors feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

  • cognachas4paws

    Maybe he didn't want to RUN for president, but he certainly wanted to BE president.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    “He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to . . . run,” said Tagg

    Well -- considering all the money the Kochsucker Brothers put into Mittens' campaign, they can't be too happy about that.

    Watch your back, Willard . . .

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