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.’

Tagg says that he and his mother Ann were the  ones to help convince Mitt to put his own personal reservations aside and focus  on the needs of the country.

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


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