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Mitt's Son Says He Never Wanted to be President Anyway
Atlantic Wire ^ | 12/23/12 | Connor Simpson

Posted on 12/23/2012 10:14:31 AM PST by OKRA2012

If you thought the tale of how Mitt Romney lost the general election was already told, you would be wrong. Because there is so much left to tell, like how Mitt never wanted to be President anyway.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; imeanttodothat; palin; romney
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1 posted on 12/23/2012 10:14:43 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012

He sure campaigned like he didn’t want it.


2 posted on 12/23/2012 10:16:19 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: OKRA2012

I don’t buy it.

The GOP may have had a fear of winning but I think every candidate wanted to win. You just don’t put yourself through that hell without hoping you’ll win.


3 posted on 12/23/2012 10:16:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dfwgator

In the primary he campaigned like he didn’t want anybody else to have it.


4 posted on 12/23/2012 10:18:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: OKRA2012
Um, okay. Did he not want it twice??
5 posted on 12/23/2012 10:19:08 AM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: OKRA2012

Sour grapes?


6 posted on 12/23/2012 10:21:00 AM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: OKRA2012

if he didn’t want the job, why did he run in all the primaries for the nomination? (and he ran vigorously against a couple of other candidates I rather liked ... he wasn’t just coasting thru those primaries!)

I don’t buy this “never wanted the job anyway” story

BUT he sure looked like he changed his mind when he got into the general election. he gave that election away, almost (nobody could be quite) as bad as McCain did. DAMMIT!


7 posted on 12/23/2012 10:21:50 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: OKRA2012

He ran twice for goodness sakes. How does that translate into not wanting to do it?
Did someone push him to run twice against his will? Who?


8 posted on 12/23/2012 10:22:15 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: OKRA2012

??????? He’s been running for President since 10th grade for God’s sake. Of course he wanted to be President.


9 posted on 12/23/2012 10:22:36 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: OKRA2012

The GOPe making sure that the Republicans would never be a majority again cleverly sent in their Star RINO to lose the election to Obama. The next “Star” that will be called in to lose in 2016 is Chris Christie.....Eight year of Obama and Eight years of the Next Democrat pick and the US is finished.


10 posted on 12/23/2012 10:23:01 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: cripplecreek
In the primary he campaigned like he didn’t want anybody else to have it.

I think that is very accurate.

I don't know how subconscious some of this might be (on the part of Mitt or any other leading Republicans) but I think there may be a sense that the country has problems that cannot be fixed. The guy in the Oval Office has a very unenviable job (largely because of the guy who is in the Oval Office). The president from 2013-2017 is going to be in charge of a disaster. Did any Republicans want that responsibility?

One way or another, I think Mitt went a long way in making sure that the Democrat got the post.

11 posted on 12/23/2012 10:23:21 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, and he wouldn’t have played so dirty against his opponents in all the campaigns if he really wanted someone else to hand the baton too. Does not compute.


12 posted on 12/23/2012 10:23:21 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: ClearCase_guy
I think there may be a sense that the country has problems that cannot be fixed.

I think Rick Santorum nails it here.

'Hold the line': Rick Santorum and a New Year's message for the States

"Do not look to Congress to do this, it will not happen."
13 posted on 12/23/2012 10:30:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: OKRA2012

A case of “sour grapes”.


14 posted on 12/23/2012 10:38:02 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: cripplecreek

I like Santorum. He was one of the few candidates in 2012 that I actually got excited about. I think he is correct: on the national level, nothing good will be done. The hope lies with We The People.


15 posted on 12/23/2012 10:38:28 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: OKRA2012

I know this Rino did not want conservative voters. Did not know he did not
care about other votes, as well.


16 posted on 12/23/2012 10:41:12 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: OKRA2012

Thanks for nothing Mitt you A-hole.


17 posted on 12/23/2012 10:41:22 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: ClearCase_guy

He started out as my 3rd choice candidate but I really grew to like him and believe he was our best hope for leadership in the small government direction.


18 posted on 12/23/2012 10:44:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: OKRA2012

Would explain why he fought light years harder against Republicans than he did against Obama.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 10:48:02 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: OKRA2012

Apparently Tagg has inherited his father’s propensity to lie unconvincingly.


20 posted on 12/23/2012 10:57:07 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: OKRA2012

There is something weird about elections sometimes. You really do get the impression that Al Gore was just as happy to lose as to win in 2000. Same with Romney this year. I don’t know what powers behind the throne makes certain people run for an office they’d just well not have but it really does give me the impression that anything resembling an actual democracy ended a long time ago and all we have left is the form rather than the substance.


21 posted on 12/23/2012 10:57:07 AM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: garbanzo

It is very odd.


22 posted on 12/23/2012 10:58:39 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: OKRA2012
More Lefty agitprop.
23 posted on 12/23/2012 10:59:10 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: OKRA2012

He was only running as a favor to us.


24 posted on 12/23/2012 11:03:54 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a masscre at a gun show.)
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To: OKRA2012

I just knew he would come around....


25 posted on 12/23/2012 11:04:51 AM PST by doyle
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To: bmwcyle

Some foolish people will believe anything negative about Mitt, regardless of the source or how outlandish the story is.


26 posted on 12/23/2012 11:09:01 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: OKRA2012

Wondering why, if he didn’t really want to be President he campaigned against, and defeated several that did?

This IS stupid. I call BS on this one.


27 posted on 12/23/2012 11:09:23 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: driftdiver

So true. And some fairly smart people too.


28 posted on 12/23/2012 11:11:05 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: driftdiver

exactly.. this idea is pure rubbish.. the guy ran for president for years, years and years... he wanted it very badly.

he was beaten by the 47 % (takers and non-doers) and low information voters which is a good 30 % of the population...

I don’t see how we will ever win again, to be honest. A true conservative running against Santa Claus?

A real conservative needs to run, some say..

Bullsh*t... not gonna happen, not no way, not no how.

This country will become progressivly more progressive. The tipping point has already been reached and that was this election.

I’ve said it a million times, I’ll still vote and actively work for our guy.

but I have no hope. Zero, zilch, nada.


29 posted on 12/23/2012 11:16:09 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Graybeard58
A case of “sour grapes”.

Exactly .... you beat me to it. :-)

30 posted on 12/23/2012 11:16:47 AM PST by MissMagnolia
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To: OKRA2012
The GOP Please Just Go Away file is a thick one.
31 posted on 12/23/2012 11:18:35 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: OKRA2012

Maybe he didn’t want it ...

Ya ever watch a dog guard a dog bowl full of food ? he has no intention of eating it but he will be damned if any other dog is gonna eat it either ....

Besides we didn’t lose this election because if Mitt it was lost because of the Fifth column in this country Freedom of the press has turned into tyranny of the masses by virtue of the printed word

Fear by suppression and abject poverty as long as the food stamps and checks for free money keep coming everything is fine for a time but as soon as that stops or is slowed panic will ensue just give it time ..

Indeed buying votes is most fruitful when your stomach and the stomachs of your children are growling and many of your family members are living in one house trying to keep warm ..


32 posted on 12/23/2012 11:25:29 AM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: OKRA2012
“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 wanted to be president less than anyone Tagg has met in his life? Hard to believe. Some exaggeration maybe?

I suspect Mitt Romney had moments where he didn't want the White House as much as his wife and son wanted it for him -- and he never wanted it as much as Obama does -- but saying that he never really wanted it may be going too far.

Maybe it's the rich guy problem of having so much and being able to get so much with ease that you don't have real hunger for anything: you never really want it as much as the people who don't have anything else to aim for.

33 posted on 12/23/2012 11:25:45 AM PST by x
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To: OKRA2012

His running for the job was a sham then.


34 posted on 12/23/2012 11:28:27 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: OKRA2012

His running for the job was a sham then.


35 posted on 12/23/2012 11:29:14 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: faithhopecharity

He wanted it but never wanted it enough. Romney and McCain wasted everyone’s time. It’s like the people who say they want to lose weight, but a year later they haven’t lost anything.


36 posted on 12/23/2012 11:29:54 AM PST by conservative98
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To: OKRA2012

Why anyone beside those that have the msm in their back pocket, would want to be president is beyond me anyway. Just let someone step up and the attack dogs are ready to rip them to shreads, including one’s own party...


37 posted on 12/23/2012 11:33:43 AM PST by myrabach
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To: OKRA2012
That last debate was a dead giveaway that he didn't want the job. All that "I agree with the president" crapola, I still get nauseous thinking about it.

If he didn't want the job, why the scorched earth primary? I wasn't thrilled with the prospect of Newt, but if he had the fire in the belly for the job, step aside Mittens and let him get the nomination.

38 posted on 12/23/2012 11:33:55 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb

Romney wanted Newt to lose more than Romney wanted to be president.


39 posted on 12/23/2012 11:37:29 AM PST by conservative98
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If he didn't want the job, why the scorched earth primary?

Because the real war has been against American conservatives for decades?
40 posted on 12/23/2012 11:37:34 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: Chuzzlewit

I’ll fight with the hope my children will have it better.


41 posted on 12/23/2012 11:38:00 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: OKRA2012

The answer to this is quite obvious and likely involves misinterpretations. Of course romney wanted to be president. As others said no one subjects themselves to that process for the heck of it. However Romney probably said the presidency is a hard job and he isn’t looking forward to it or something.


42 posted on 12/23/2012 11:38:00 AM PST by plain talk
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To: cripplecreek

A good read.


43 posted on 12/23/2012 11:38:16 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: OKRA2012
Astonishing how many of the best or GOP front-running candidates (or front-running "non-candidates") in 2008 and 2012 didn't want to be in the race at all.

The true libertarian (small "L") is a lover of freedom and not inclined towards politics or government which is one reason why the Left seems politically to always have the upper hand - they are the party of government and politics.

The true Right wants to be in politics and government to work themselves (and others) out of their governmental jobs. But who wants to work themselves out of their job? Not many, which is why the Reagans of this world are so few and far between. We certainly need one now more than ever.

The opposite, of course, is true with the Socialist Bureaucracy, which lives (taxes and spends) for the perpetuation and growth of its own existence and to #%$^&*!! with those from whom they commit legalized larceny in order to perpetuate their existence and growth. That's why tyranny is tends to be short lived - it dries up and kills the source of their funding,

44 posted on 12/23/2012 11:38:45 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: cripplecreek
In the primary he campaigned like he didn’t want anybody else to have it.

He didn't. He wanted to ensure Obambi won a second term to punish the true conservatives out there. We had to be put in our place.

Also, since the GOPe are no different than the Democrats they do not mind the total destruction of our Constitution and the resulting communism. They think they will sate the alligator and never get eaten.

45 posted on 12/23/2012 11:42:06 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: OKRA2012

I was at two of his rallies here in Virginia and the level of energy I saw told me he absolutely wanted it. I`m not buying this at all.

To be sure, there`s much to criticize about his campaign, but the desire to win wasn`t lacking.


46 posted on 12/23/2012 11:42:06 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: conservative98
He wanted it but never wanted it enough. Romney and McCain wasted everyone’s time.

That pretty much sums it up for me.

47 posted on 12/23/2012 11:42:54 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: OKRA2012
IMO, Being president was just not an obsession for Mitt like it was with Hillary. And Barak, our first MULATTO president, is obsessed....with himself.........period.

IMHO, Mitt is content to be with his family. Now what the heck is wrong with that.

FR has soooo changed. You knock just about every Repub that ever even thought of running. The Dems must love it.

48 posted on 12/23/2012 11:43:17 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: conservative98
Romney wanted Newt to lose more than Romney wanted to be president.

Hits the nail on the head for me.

49 posted on 12/23/2012 11:45:06 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: Sacajaweau

I agree. This site has definitely taken a turn toward the conservative side.


50 posted on 12/23/2012 11:45:34 AM PST by Resettozero
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