Mitt Romney, reluctant candidate
post mortems on Romney's failed bid for POTUS. Boston Globe rehash is pretty good if you're not sick of these yet. This part is the only thing that's new and much mockery of Tagg's claim ensued on the social nets.
More than being reticent, Romney was at first far from sold on a second presidential run. Haunted by his 2008 loss, he initially told his family he would not do it. While candidates often try to portray themselves as reluctant, Tagg insisted his father’s stance was genuine.I actually believe Tagg. I mean, I think once he decided to run, Mitt wanted to win because he's that competitive but I don't think he ever really wanted to be President, at least not this time. I think it was Ann who really, really wanted to be FLOTUS and Mitt always gives his Queen Ann everything she wants. Just a theory. [Reuters photo via]
“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.”