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“Dad never wanted to be President”: Tagg Romney says Mitt had to be pushed by Ann and the boys
Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 12:42 EST, 23 December 2012 | Meghan Keneally

Posted on 12/23/2012 4:57:56 PM PST by Olog-hai

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. …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
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Original Daily Mail title:
“Dad never wanted to be President”: Tagg Romney makes shocking revelation as he says Mitt had to be pushed by Ann and the boys
Don’t see it as a “shocking revelation”, though.
1 posted on 12/23/2012 4:58:05 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Well, at least he took the conservatives out of the race...or was that his order from the onset?


2 posted on 12/23/2012 5:00:48 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Olog-hai

“Bah, I never really wanted those grapes. They were probably sour anyway.”


3 posted on 12/23/2012 5:01:31 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: Olog-hai

He sure went out of his way to trash better candidates...


4 posted on 12/23/2012 5:01:57 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: Olog-hai

I believe him. President was just a stepping stone to the real goal : To be a God.


5 posted on 12/23/2012 5:02:14 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Olog-hai

Okay, so Mitt is a liberal loser and Tagg is a liar.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 5:06:47 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: gorush

If this is true, the GOP elite have yet another reason to be kicked out. If someone doesn’t want the job, you don’t push them into it OR waste money trying to elect them.


7 posted on 12/23/2012 5:16:32 PM PST by tbw2
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To: tbw2

True...but the trouble is, there aren’t enough of us.


8 posted on 12/23/2012 5:20:49 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Olog-hai

Did he not have the fire in the belly ?


9 posted on 12/23/2012 5:21:28 PM PST by liege
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To: Olog-hai

Well....he got his wish. Never liked him anyway. I miss 1980.


10 posted on 12/23/2012 5:28:45 PM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t believe it. He ran twice.


11 posted on 12/23/2012 5:28:53 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: Olog-hai

Fifth-column agitprop.


12 posted on 12/23/2012 5:31:56 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Transparent example of same, too.


13 posted on 12/23/2012 5:32:47 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Like not a single Romney, ever, went into the military.

Big news!


14 posted on 12/23/2012 5:33:30 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like sour grapes to me. Now Mitt joins my list of election losers:

Partial list of Prominent losing candidates:

Mitt Romney, Moderate, president
Juan McCain, Maverick, president
Paul Ryan, Conservative, VP
Sarah Palin, Conservative, VP
Tommy Thompson, Moderate, Senate
Todd Akin, Conservative, Senate
Richard Mourdock, Conservative, Senate
Sharron Angle, Conservative, Senate
Christine O’Donell, Conservative, Senate
George Allen, Conservative, Senate
Joe Miller, Conservative, Senate
Ken Buck, Conservative, Senate
Alan West, Conservative, House
Doug Hoffman, Conservative, House
JD Hayworth, Conservative, Primary

Now that they have lost the election, they have zero power to change any laws towards the conservative agenda.

Winners:
Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, John Kasich, Rick Scott, Nikki Haley, Kelly Ayotte, Haley Barbour, Bobby Jindal

The winners are our only hope of slowing down the big government socialism train driven by the Kenyan driver.


15 posted on 12/23/2012 5:36:55 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Fifth-column agitprop.

Probably, but why and for what benefit to whom?
16 posted on 12/23/2012 5:37:40 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Olog-hai

Hey Mittens - we really didn’t want you either. I voted for you, but too many others stayed home.


17 posted on 12/23/2012 5:37:51 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Olog-hai

Well that means he is probably sane.

Really, what sane perosn would want that job, especially heading into financial armageddon.

I didn’t want Romney but I have to say, maybe he is smarter than I gave him credit for.


18 posted on 12/23/2012 5:41:44 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: entropy12
Now that they have lost the election, they have zero power to change any laws towards the conservative agenda.

Checking your list of losing candidates, I find a name that may be greatly responsible for quite a few of the other conservative candidates becoming "losers". Do you see it? I see it clearly.
19 posted on 12/23/2012 5:43:55 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Olog-hai

I know how Slick Mitt feels. I never wanted him(or McCain or Obama or Hillary) to ever be president either.


20 posted on 12/23/2012 5:49:06 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: tbw2

Yep, we were all duped weren’t we? Just imagine if someone who actually wanted the job ran? I knew I should have submitted my name as a write in!


21 posted on 12/23/2012 5:57:15 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: Olog-hai

Fred Thompson didn’t want it either. This is getting to be too much of a pattern.


22 posted on 12/23/2012 5:59:03 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Olog-hai
If Ann and the boys were able to convince him to enter the race in the first place, maybe they should have tried to convince him to attack Obama as ferociously as he attacked the conservative candidates in the primary.
23 posted on 12/23/2012 6:02:17 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Olog-hai

That makes 2 of us.


24 posted on 12/23/2012 6:05:49 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (There are no winners without losers.)
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To: Resettozero

Atkin?


25 posted on 12/23/2012 6:15:14 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Olog-hai
I really believe that Romney had a very good understanding of how far the Country moved into communists control. Romney is very smart and well educated in economics and knew the road for many generations will be almost impossible. I feel the deeper he got the more discouraged he became and just got tired. And thousands in the GOP did not support him and would rather have King Obama. Many hard ignorant Republicans shown no support.

America had a chance, not perfect, but what we have done will never be repaired. America is economically finished and just a question when we will look like Greece and our streets will be violent.

26 posted on 12/23/2012 6:16:11 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Olog-hai

ARGH!!!!
That’s all I can say is ARGH!!!

Oh, and FUMR!! He should have gotten out of the way! He should have made the path clear for those who had the fire in their belly... Gingrich, Santorum... GEEZ, I am so #@#%$ing P#$$ed!!!


27 posted on 12/23/2012 6:26:10 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Resettozero
To demoralize us and pit us against each other.

It's the Alinsky way.

28 posted on 12/23/2012 6:26:58 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
To demoralize us and pit us against each other. It's the Alinsky way.

Understood. I was asking about this one particular occurrence.
29 posted on 12/23/2012 6:32:06 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: ducttape45
Yep, we were all duped weren’t we?

Nope. Not all of us.
30 posted on 12/23/2012 6:36:02 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: Olog-hai

31 posted on 12/23/2012 6:36:31 PM PST by Bratch
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To: tbw2
If this is true, the GOP elite have yet another reason to be kicked out. If someone doesn’t want the job, you don’t push them into it OR waste money trying to elect them.

It is not true. Romney has been running for president for decades. It was destined to be his (in his mind).

I'm not so sure the super liberal is done yet.

32 posted on 12/23/2012 6:44:12 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: Resettozero

They’re like termites. Relentless. Always chewing away.


33 posted on 12/23/2012 6:49:45 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: entropy12

Lest we forget: Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal are not Natural Born Citizens.


34 posted on 12/23/2012 7:04:34 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: entropy12

You might want to revise your DU Hatelist.


35 posted on 12/23/2012 7:16:13 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: Olog-hai

King Obama’s girls will say the same thing after he sells them to some Saudi prince.


36 posted on 12/23/2012 7:18:04 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: babygene

BUMP


37 posted on 12/23/2012 7:44:58 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Olog-hai

Someone with no fire in the belly will never win.

But all the RINO’s, media, Rove, Coulter, Beck, etc. kept telling us, “He’s the only one who can beat Obama!”

It’s over folks. As Gingrich and Rush said, we are in the minority and our impact diminishes numerically by the day.......

Time to press in to God.......the darkness is increasing.....


38 posted on 12/23/2012 7:52:49 PM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: Olog-hai

We didn’t want him to run either.


39 posted on 12/23/2012 7:55:58 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Olog-hai

I always thought that he was running mostly because he perhaps feels that his dad George got screwed out of a chance. (His Dad’s brainwashed remark.)


40 posted on 12/23/2012 7:59:59 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Washi

Tore up his own side pretty viciously - didn’t he? The little b*tch wanted this REAL bad. Sour grapes is the thing. Poor little Tagg - he won’t be next in line for the office.


41 posted on 12/23/2012 8:23:25 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: Arthur McGowan

Learn to live with reality. Barack Hussein Obama’s dad was never a US citizen. I have news for you..YOU do not get to decide who is NBC, only SCOTUS and congress get to decide and they are just fine with “Hawaii” born Barack.


42 posted on 12/23/2012 9:00:25 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Resettozero

Passing the blame on others for losing election is not good enough. Good candidates win on their own merits. Recall Ronald Reagan? GOPe were unanimously against him, but he won because he was a good candidate. Ditto with Scott Walker in WI. Also Bob Mcdonnell.

I do not see any good candidates in my list of losers. But I love them because they are good conservatives with 2 or 3 exceptions. I contributed to many of them. But in the end, the winner takes it all (ABBA song). Therefore I will only support those in the future who show me they can win easily.


43 posted on 12/23/2012 9:11:59 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: entropy12

Nonsense. The Founders gave us a written Constitution precisely so that the PEOPLE could give their consent to be governed by it, and call government officials to account when they do not observe it. I am one of the people.

The definition of NBC at the time of the writing and ratification of the Constitution—and therefore what the people gave their consent to—was that found in Vattell: a person born of parents who were both citizens at the time of his birth.

The abject corruption of our current government officials does not affect the definition of any term used in the Constitution.


44 posted on 12/23/2012 9:16:17 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Barack Hussein Obama is still ensconced in the White House last time I checked in spite of your constitutional interpretation.

It does not matter what you think. The powers that be decide what is constitutional, not you.


45 posted on 12/23/2012 9:31:52 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Olog-hai

We already know McCain didn’t want to be President, so if Tagg is telling the truth then the Liberal Messiah effectively ran unopposed in 2008 and 2012. A double Republican forfeiture. F’en awesome.


46 posted on 12/23/2012 9:54:29 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: entropy12

I am well aware that an illegal alien is ensconced in the WH.

The powers that be decide how treason will be punished or rewarded. They don’t decide what’s constitutional.


47 posted on 12/23/2012 10:01:32 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Olog-hai

“Dad never wanted to be President”

I don’t believe that for one moment. If that were the case, he wouldn’t have run in the primaries against McCain. He certainly wouldn’t have went after the Presidency again in 2012. He has been in the run for the White House for eight years!!!

I don’t know why his family feels the need to lie.


48 posted on 12/24/2012 12:18:45 AM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: Olog-hai
he was reluctantly convinced to run for president

What a bunch of horse manure. Didn't he try to run in 2008 as well?

49 posted on 12/24/2012 4:50:06 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
They’re like termites. Relentless. Always chewing away.

I believe you and I are on this same wavelength.
50 posted on 12/24/2012 7:04:53 AM PST by Resettozero
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