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Mitt Romney ‘had no desire to run,’ son says
yahoo ^ | December 23, 2012 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 12/23/2012 2:43:14 PM PST by lowbridge

Mitt Romney didn't want to be president, anyway.

That's what Tagg Romney, Mitt's oldest son, told the Boston Globe for its big post-mortem on his father's failed presidential bid published on Sunday.

“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life," Tagg Romney told the paper. "He had no desire to ... run. If he could have found someone else to take his place ... he would have been ecstatic to step aside.

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1 posted on 12/23/2012 2:43:24 PM PST by lowbridge
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3 posted on 12/23/2012 2:46:23 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: lowbridge

Well that explains his campaign...


4 posted on 12/23/2012 2:46:43 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: lowbridge
Baloney! He destroyed several good candidates on his way to losing.

The size of his ego is astonishing if he only ran because the GOP-e convinced him only he could win.

vaudine

5 posted on 12/23/2012 2:47:58 PM PST by vaudine
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To: lowbridge

If he could have found someone else to take his place ... he would have been ecstatic to step aside.


Really? Why didn’t he simply back someone else during the primary?


6 posted on 12/23/2012 2:48:08 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: lowbridge

I think that claim needs to be restated. He was DESPERATE to beat out all the other Republican candidates, and did everything he could to defeat them, including massive, lying attack ads.

But he didn’t want to run against Obama. So as soon as he got the nomination, he laid back and went to sleep, and ceased bothering with attack ads.


7 posted on 12/23/2012 2:48:36 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: lowbridge

It showed!


8 posted on 12/23/2012 2:48:57 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: lowbridge

Then why did his campaign trash all the other candidates? He took a dump in the punchbowl then ran?


9 posted on 12/23/2012 2:49:56 PM PST by pfflier
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To: lowbridge

You forgot the “state-controlled media agitprop” alert.


10 posted on 12/23/2012 2:51:14 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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11 posted on 12/23/2012 2:52:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Kozak
This is why I held out to the very end the hope that he'd step aside and allow the Republicans to select their own candidate for the first time since, uh, 1860!

You couldn't help but sense this guy didn't want to win.

12 posted on 12/23/2012 2:53:26 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: lowbridge

Oh! Can’t wait to hear all the people who trashed the few of us that saw through all this admit their mistake.

What’s that? Crickets?

No shock really.


13 posted on 12/23/2012 2:53:35 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
They're not going to show up ~ so no apology, and where are all the Mormon Mittbots who were screaming that we critics of this guy were just anti-mormon bigots?

Did they slink away perhaps?

14 posted on 12/23/2012 2:55:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: lowbridge

How many more RINOS will become future POTUS candidates, and will there be an actual end to this ongoing trend, save the entire GOP, officially, dying as a major political party?


15 posted on 12/23/2012 2:57:53 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: muawiyah

Where they always were. At Dem HQ.

Sherdenfrued. Or however you spell it. It sucks, but I haZ it.

I’d rather not have been ‘blessed’ such, but I’ve slept well since the election knowing eventually this day would come.


16 posted on 12/23/2012 2:58:44 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: lowbridge

Bull.

He was running for President when he was Govenor.

He ran for President the entire four years between ‘08 to ‘12.

I wonder what the hell this guy would have done if he wanted the job.

His kid is an idiot.


17 posted on 12/23/2012 2:59:49 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: lowbridge; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

18 posted on 12/23/2012 3:01:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Vermont Lt

Until he discovered just how F’d obama has us at his first sec briefing after the primaries. Then he said
HELL NO and clammed up. The fight left him and the desire went away.


19 posted on 12/23/2012 3:02:30 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: lowbridge

Why would anyone in their right mind talk to the Boston Globe?


20 posted on 12/23/2012 3:03:42 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: lowbridge

Remember when Benghazi happened? Mitt only made a statement well after Sarah Palin skewered Obama and the lack of response from Obama. Then Romeny went with the “me too” type of response to get some street cred with the conservatives.


21 posted on 12/23/2012 3:04:28 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Norm Lenhart
This is just one of a number of reasons we need to get rid of the RNC Chairman, the people on the Committee who voted for him, and the state organizations who sent those state committeemen to the meeting to elect a new Chairman.

This is exactly why these guys are called 'the stupid party' ~ they replaced the winningest RNC Chairman in a century (whether you like him or not, his technique seems to have been the right one to win) with this loser Preibus, and then he manipulated the donors, et al, to put the loser Romney out there as our main squeeze candidate.

I'm surprised we got a single Senator into office this election.

I advised everyone I could who found himself backing Romney that a vote for Romney was just a vote for Obama ~ and it was!

22 posted on 12/23/2012 3:05:07 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: lowbridge

It this is true, I wish he would have dropped out of the race. This was a piss poor time to sit out an election in fear of winning. America REALLY needed to win this one. The future of the country depended on Americans pulling this one out. Now look where we’re at. Our problems have doubled and the country’s future is looking pretty dang bleak.


23 posted on 12/23/2012 3:05:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Tagg is the Romney which said he wanted to punch out obama after the second debate, in an televised interview. That is something many of us want to do. Well, it forced him into an apology with a-hole obama, further embarassing Romney.


24 posted on 12/23/2012 3:05:25 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Norm Lenhart

I have no problem stepping up and admitting my mistake. I also will say I did not back Mitt til the candidates I wanted had been removed from the race. I was definitely an ABO. I don’t know what else I could have done. So, have at me.


25 posted on 12/23/2012 3:07:26 PM PST by ozaukeemom (USA-it was nice while it lasted)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Tagg is the Romney which said he wanted to punch out obama after the second debate, in an televised interview. That is something many of us want to do. Well, it forced him into an apology with a-hole obama, further embarassing Romney.


26 posted on 12/23/2012 3:07:55 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Kozak

let’s do what we always do now..play along into the liberal presses plan ad trash our own. The truth is that Mitt Romney was a fine man, he ran a fine campaign. No Republican candidate could have won..and will not win unless we let it all fall down on Obama’s watch.. Walk away. Let everyone see what Liberal poilcies beget. There is NOTHING more Mitt Romney or any Republican could have done.


27 posted on 12/23/2012 3:07:55 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Moonman62
We had that guy Akin talking to the leftwingtard press too, and the guy who was supposed to replace Senator Lugar in Indiana did the same thing.

There's really no reason for any Republican to ever talk to any of these pukes. They'll simply spin whatever is said to trash the Republicans.

28 posted on 12/23/2012 3:08:40 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Moonman62
We had that guy Akin talking to the leftwingtard press too, and the guy who was supposed to replace Senator Lugar in Indiana did the same thing.

There's really no reason for any Republican to ever talk to any of these pukes. They'll simply spin whatever is said to trash the Republicans.

29 posted on 12/23/2012 3:08:48 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Vermont Lt

inbred polygamist families are like that ~


30 posted on 12/23/2012 3:09:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Norm Lenhart

So, Norm - did you just sit this one out?


31 posted on 12/23/2012 3:10:58 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: lowbridge

He had no desire to ... run. If he could have found someone else to

Well, you can’t just trust what sore looser suporters says afterward, it’s just souer grapes anyway


32 posted on 12/23/2012 3:12:29 PM PST by munin
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To: ozaukeemom

Nope, Not going to. Anyone that can admit they were wrong is OK with me.

The ones that can’t are the problem.


33 posted on 12/23/2012 3:12:47 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ozaukeemom
Just hold out to the bitter end ~ I'm sure the big dogs ~ even the stupid big dogs in the party, are more concerned with what I say than what any of the folks who caved in have to say ~ and that doesn't matter if they thought I was just spouting crazy talk then, or now, or even in the future ~ they know I was right about this idiot, and about them, and it's time to get rid of them.

Purge the GOP-e whatever it takes! America is worth saving ~ they aren't.

34 posted on 12/23/2012 3:13:26 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Hildy

nonsense ~ this was a Conservative year and we ran an idiot.


35 posted on 12/23/2012 3:14:41 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: lowbridge

Thanks, mitten. Nice job on my behalf and the future of America.

Now, where are the legions of his fans to rally to his defense and pick up after him? Y’all got some ‘splainin to do.


36 posted on 12/23/2012 3:14:46 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: lowbridge

It appears that Mitt Romney has an idiot for son.


37 posted on 12/23/2012 3:15:13 PM PST by Taxbilly
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To: muawiyah

And in hindsight, there is no reason for anyone with a conservative bone in their body to defend or remain a Republican after what they just did.


38 posted on 12/23/2012 3:15:28 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: lowbridge

That is a great big Bravo Sierra....poor lil rich kid did not get the yacht he wanted for Christmas so he figured he would trash daddy.

Going back to my crosswords now......


39 posted on 12/23/2012 3:16:39 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Sioux-san

Nope. I voted. Got the sticker and everything. And since AZ went for Romney, who I voted for does not matter a whit.


40 posted on 12/23/2012 3:17:05 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: vaudine

” He destroyed several good candidates on his way”

Many conservatives said they supported Mitt because he had the best chance to win.

I wonder if Newt would have been better at attacking O and making the conservative case.

If we were going to lose anyway, why not put up someone who could have slammed O.


41 posted on 12/23/2012 3:17:39 PM PST by garjog (Heroes Died. Obama Lied.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

That is an extremely intersting theory.


42 posted on 12/23/2012 3:18:12 PM PST by NoExpectations
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To: NoExpectations

It does fit the timeline and the events as they happened.


43 posted on 12/23/2012 3:19:45 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: vaudine

The fact that he or someone close to him would even say this, true or not, is PATHETIC

If we have seen one thing from the leftist, Alinsky, community-activist set - it is that they never stop, never give up, and will use any method to win.


44 posted on 12/23/2012 3:21:02 PM PST by PGR88
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To: lowbridge

That is so moronic. Gingrich was making traction at the debates, and Romney’s people used their tons of money to negative ad Gingrich to death. By your deeds we shall know you. So cut the crap that he really did not want to be POTUS. He campaigned and lost, cut the excuse.


45 posted on 12/23/2012 3:21:49 PM PST by Fee
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To: longfellow

Maybe the Romney boy should get together with the fat McCain girl.


46 posted on 12/23/2012 3:21:49 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Norm Lenhart
political theory demands we purge the corrupt elements and seize control.

As Jefferson saw, when you have a whole lot of single member districts around you gotta' get 50%+1 vote to win. If you form a political party dedicated to winning, the losers will get together and form their own party and they too will seek 50%+1 vote.

Third parties get squeezed out in that mix.

You have to start a new party the way the Republicans did it originally. You take over whatever operating elements you still have ~ which are those state parties ~ AND you create a new party central committee and ask them to send representatives for the purpose of running a President.

Where you have disfunctional state elements, you replace them with other interested groups ~ the Republicans brought in the Abolitionist Movement ~ which had almost become a party but didn't.

There should already be action afoot in the state committees to deal with the RNC, RNC Senate and RNC House committees. I would expect a very good representation there from TEAParty elements.

Serious concern must be given this time to terminating some state parties ~ they don't win, their candidates are all stupid, and if they get an appointed Senator he or she will be a RINO.

No more RINOs ~ their time is over.

47 posted on 12/23/2012 3:22:28 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’m guessing Gary Johnson.


48 posted on 12/23/2012 3:24:38 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: NewHampshireDuo
They'd have access to darned near a billion dollars, all the beer they could ever want to drink ~ and you know that deep down in their hearts all those mormons want to drink lots and lots of beer ~ that's why they have those strained smiles ~ beer lust.

Then, too, they'd have no common sense and in a decade their lawyers would have all the money!

49 posted on 12/23/2012 3:25:44 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: PGR88

If you postulate the dems and GOP really are the same party trying to demoralize us and instil globalism, it makes perfect sense.

Perhaps Alex Jones is only half crazy afterall.


50 posted on 12/23/2012 3:25:52 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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