Mitt Romney’s son says that his defeated dad never actually wanted the top job and he was reluctantly convinced to run for president.
‘He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to… run,’ the eldest Romney son Tagg said in an interview with The Boston Globe.
‘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.’
This revelation comes as a lengthy post-mortem by The Globe, dissecting the reasons why Romney’s campaign failed and why he is now considering his next career options, which no longer include the White House.
Throughout the campaign, Ann said that said that she was both one of Mitt’s biggest cheerleaders and one of his initial naysayers, as she claimed to have previously promised that the 2008 race would be her husband’s last.
At one campaign stop this year, she told a story of how she made a video for Mitt after he had conceded to John McCain, saying ‘Sweetie, I’m never doing this again!’
She was shocked when he laughed, and he reasoned that the mother-of-five put up the same fight after each pregnancy.
The Boston Globe article quotes inside sources while the Romneys will be sticking to their word regarding his future public life, he has not given up on his party.
He allegedly plans to help shape the GOP ideologically into a winnable mold, using the hard lessons he learned on the campaign as proof.
‘Having been through it, you know so much more than when you haven’t,’ Tagg told the paper.
That particular fight may also be a hard one for him, however, as one of the biggest slights against Romney from other Republicans was that the former Massachussets governor was too moderate and changed his stance too frequently to be considered a true conservative.
Source: The Daily Mail