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As you prepare to engage in those annual family holiday debates, here’s one you’ll really enjoy: According to a story published on BostonGlobe.com, Tagg Romney said his dad wasn’t interested in winning the presidential campaign.
“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 to persuade Mitt to run for President of the United States. “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.”
Have politics in America become so convoluted by egomaniacs that the chance for presidency is based upon whose ego, bank account, and clout are larger than everyone else’s? Days following Romney’s defeat, members of his campaign team claimed the presidential candidate was “shellshocked” and his wife was so distraught that she couldn’t stop crying. When photos of a scraggly Romney surfaced on the web weeks after the election, many assumed he was still heartbroken from his defeat. The person who snapped the photo of the presidential candidate pumping his gas wrote: “Mitt Romney at my local gas station.. he looks tired and washed up. I talked to him for a good three minutes while he was filling his tank. I guess he’s moving to on of his houses in the town I live in, La Jolla.”