Get this: The guy who spent a good chunk of the past 15 years of his life working his way up the political ladders to make a run for the presidency — twice!! — actually never really wanted to be president after all.
That’s the story that Tagg Romney, son of twice-failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is trying to push now. In a journalistic autopsy of the failed 2012 Romney presidential campaign, Tagg Romney says that his father didn’t really want to be president.
Well then, is it any wonder that he never made it to the White House?
Here’s the golden nugget from the Boston Globe’s report.
“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.”
So basically, Tagg is trying to say it’s okay that Mitt lost cause he didn’t really want it anyway.
He didn’t want it so badly that he ran for president not just once, but twice and raised $931 million just for his 2012 campaign alone.
Yeah, that totally sounds like a man who wasn’t coveting the Oval Office, Air Force One and all of the other Presidential Perks.
Is Tagg just mad that Sasha and Malia get to spend another 4 years in the White House while he and his militia of brothers are left to stew back home in Massachusetts?