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?
Adviser: Romney "shellshocked" by loss
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.