Mitt Romney’s son says that his defeated dadÂ never actually wanted the top job and he was reluctantly convinced to run forÂ president.
‘He wanted to be president less than anyoneÂ I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to… run,’ the eldest Romney son TaggÂ said in an interview with The BostonÂ Globe.
‘If he could have found someone else to takeÂ his place… he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very privateÂ person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deepÂ faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love theÂ attention.’
This revelation comes as a lengthyÂ post-mortem by The Globe, dissecting the reasons why Romney’s campaign failedÂ and why he is now considering his next career options, which no longer includeÂ the White House.
Throughout the campaign, Ann said that saidÂ that she was both one of Mitt’s biggest cheerleaders and one of his initialÂ naysayers, as she claimed to have previously promised that the 2008 race wouldÂ be her husband’s last.
At one campaign stop this year, she told aÂ story of how she made a video for Mitt after he had conceded to John McCain,Â saying ‘Sweetie, I’m never doing this again!’
She was shocked when he laughed, and heÂ reasoned that the mother-of-five put up the same fight after each pregnancy.
The Boston Globe article quotes insideÂ sources while the Romneys will be sticking to their word regarding his futureÂ public life, he has not given up on his party.
He allegedly plans to help shape the GOPÂ ideologically into a winnable mold, using the hard lessons he learned on theÂ campaign as proof.
‘Having been through it, you know so muchÂ more than when you haven’t,’ Tagg told the paper.
That particular fight may also be a hard oneÂ for him, however, as one of the biggest slights against Romney from otherÂ Republicans was that the former Massachussets governor was too moderate andÂ changed his stance too frequently to be considered a trueÂ conservative.
Source: The Daily Mail