Son says Romney was reluctant to run for president again: report

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“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life…” —and it showed.

Dec 23, 2012 9:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
billpr wrote:

should have listened to his gut..his mouth cost him the election.. same with his father..

Dec 23, 2012 9:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rokid wrote:

“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life,”

Every statement uttered by a Romney is diametrically opposed to the truth.

Dec 23, 2012 10:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
VSNFR60 wrote:

Well I guess we all won, thanks for the update Tagg!

Dec 23, 2012 10:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LauraClinton wrote:

He is so not interested that he did a lot of fundraisers and spent millions in ads to try ousting the sitting president. The truth indeed.

Dec 23, 2012 11:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kwh561 wrote:

That just doesn’t make sense. Romney dropped out of the primaries early, in January 2008. He didn’t exactly fight hard for that nomination. Sounds like the fox and the grapes.

Dec 23, 2012 11:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Jambo86 wrote:

Romney? Who is that?

Dec 23, 2012 11:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse

not buying it. nope, not one bit.

Dec 24, 2012 12:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
Humankind wrote:

This is the best laugh I have had since the Mormon senator from Idaho got a DUI.

Dec 24, 2012 12:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
Humankind wrote:

He was the most electable candidate they had.

Dec 24, 2012 12:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
Donnatello wrote:

If he was so reluctant to run, why did he do it twice? This just sounds to me like a man that couldn’t stand losing, and couldn’t admit to himself that he actually lost. Now he just is putting it off in his mind by saying that he really didn’t want it that much anyway.

Dec 24, 2012 12:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
ntrim wrote:

Yeh, that’s right, you librals. Romney didn’t want the job anyway. Hahaha. Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah!

Dec 24, 2012 2:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
mikefromaz wrote:

Romney who? Enough said.

Dec 24, 2012 5:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

Unfortunate the we collectively shunned an experienced turnaround specialist and the budget-minded chair of the ways and means committee who had a plan to balance our budget in 8 years, reform Medicare before it goes insolvent as scheduled in 2024 and understood the concept of creating organic job and wage growth by making America attractive for business investment.

Instead we re-elected the POTUS who added more dollars to the federal debt than any other in history to “lead” us towards fiscal balance, who’s short term stimulus has worn off and now has no feasible plan for job creation and economic growth.

Bravo America. You get what you deserve for pushing this countries’ tough decisions on down the line to the next generation.

Ignorance and apathy will be the downfall of this country.

Dec 24, 2012 9:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
4ngry4merican wrote:

jaham wrote: “now has no feasible plan for job creation and economic growth.”

Boy you never get enough of that lie, do you?

Dec 24, 2012 9:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
TheGame2 wrote:

JAHAM… I hate to bust your bubble J, but history would tend to show that it was The Idiot Bush… that’s George W. in case you can’t figure it out… who added more dollars to the federal debt than any other POTUS in history. Remember him J? He began with the largest budget surplus in our history and turned it into the largest deficit in our history that your grand children will still be paying the interest on. But I know that FOX ‘news’ doesn’t like to point that fact out.

Medicare isn’t scheduled to be insolvent in 2024… that’s FOX bullshit news bullshitting you.

You claim Mittens is ‘an experienced turnaround specialist’… what did he ever turn around? Not the Olympics my friend… it took an infusion of a few hundred million by the federal government to do that. I guess he ‘turned around’ all those businesses that he forced into bankruptcy and moved to China… those were sure ‘turned arounds’ for the tens of thousands of unemployed Americans thanks to Mittens love for manufacturing in China at slave labor wages by people living in slave labor housing dorms.

It was Mittens who had ‘no feasible plan for job creation and economic growth’… his only plan was to give more tax breaks to those job creators who never seem to create more jobs with their tax break money… unless you consider the job creation for the people installing Mittens car elevator or those workers who built the yacht he bought with his last tax cut… oh, that’s right… Mittens managed to pay 13% in taxes… thank God for those off shore bank accounts.

Every non partisan organization that reviewed the Ryan Budget said it was exactly the opposite of what we need to turn the economy around… and that the Ryan Budget would create even greater problems. Chicago economics… the fool Friedman economics… and the free fall trickle down economics of Raygun and ‘W’ and Greenspan is a proven failure that even Pappa Bush called ‘Voodoo economics’. Mittens and Ryan were full of nothing but Voodoo economics where the rich get richer and the poor die by the roadside.

Dec 24, 2012 12:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheGame2 wrote:

To believe that Romney didn’t really want to become the President is about the same as believing in Santa Claus… no, Santa Claus is more real than Mittens not wanting to be the POTUS.

The only goal left in his life was to become the President and establish an even more authoritarian roll for the plutocracy to control and own it all while the rest of us get the scraps that fall off their tables.

Then there’s always ‘the Givers and the Takers’ argument… but what Ryan failed to notice is that Romney is one of the biggest TAKERS ever… you don’t accumulate $250 million in off shore accounts and pay 13% in taxes without TAKING.

Dec 24, 2012 12:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

4ngry…I guess our definition of feasible is much different; 4 years later I still do not see a feasible plan from the POTUS regarding job creation, fiscal balance or economic growth. That is an opinion, not fact, and therefore cannot be a lie. If you have some fact to refute my opinion I’d happily entertain it.

Dec 24, 2012 1:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

@TheGame2…wow, your post is all over the place so I’ll do my best to respond:

“that’s George W. in case you can’t figure it out… who added more dollars to the federal debt than any other POTUS in history”
No, the numbers say Obama has added more to the debt in under 4 years than GWB did in 8:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57400369-503544/national-debt-has-increased-more-under-obama-than-under-bush/

“Medicare isn’t scheduled to be insolvent in 2024…”

I don’t watch Fox news, but CNN says differently:

http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/23/news/economy/social_security_medicare_trustees/index.htm

“You claim Mittens is ‘an experienced turnaround specialist’… what did he ever turn around? Not the Olympics my friend… it took an infusion of a few hundred million by the federal government to do that”

So he didn’t turn around the Olympic Games but he did turn it around with federal funds? Which is it? He did or he didn’t?

Also see: Bain Capital, Steel Dynamics, Staples, and Dominos jus tot name a few. Romney was a very highly sought after consultant by a variety of firms in various industries. Not only are you wrong about Romney’s business record, but you have no real end in proving otherwise – what’s your point? Just an opportunity to recite what Rachel Maddow told you?

And if you don’t like to Path to Prosperity, what is your reasoning for allowing Obama to shun his own SimpsonBowles commission?

Dec 24, 2012 1:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jaham wrote:

BTW TheGame2….I’d like you to please explain how PAYING taxes entails “taking”…thanks in advance.

Dec 24, 2012 1:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
4ngry4merican wrote:

jaham – We’ve been around this block many times. I’ve posted many links both to the president’s detailed plans and to non-partisan economic studies verifying that they are indeed feasible. The fact that you continue to choose to ignore them does not mean that they do not exist and absolutely does make your insistence that they don’t exist a lie.

Dec 24, 2012 1:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Well luckily for America, Romney ran anyway. And lost his ass.

You republicans MADE him do it. Gingrich 2016! :)

Dec 24, 2012 3:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gacha wrote:

Wow. Poor Mitt. He never really wanted it. It was his wife and sons who said “Run run run, we’ll all have fun.” Oh well, anyways it was him who ran, and he lost again, but he took it like a man “Twas the gifts of my opponent that tricked an entitled electorate.”

But in back of Mitt’s mind, the biggest fear of all, that he was just mimicking Dad, and once again taking the fall. And even worse still, he remembered a wise philosopher’s words: “History repeats itself, first time as a tragedy, second time as a farce.”

Dec 24, 2012 4:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fbear0143 wrote:

Well, there has been specul;ation that he wanted the nomination to avdnge the denial of it to his father. But his father was much more deserving of both the nomination and the presidency. Yes, he opened his mouth inappropriately, though completely correctly about the Vietnam war. All Americans were “brainwashed” about that whole situation, as hindsight tells us. But instead, we got Tricky Dick and
Watergaate. Having a father who did not get the nomination is certainly not a good reason to seek it for oneself. But if you believe “Tagg,” Bain probably had a hostile takeover with your name on it. By the way, would YOU want a president or VP with kids named TAGG or TRIG or some other cutsie moniker, and would you want them to bed spokepeople for you? OMG!

Dec 24, 2012 4:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Mitt was forced into it. He was so smart and so capable, and so singular in his resolve and wisdom, he had no choice but to rise up above that field of GOP hillbillies and….. suck.

Good times. The whining never stops with these republicans. “Dad didn’t even want to do this.” That’s good stuff.

Dec 24, 2012 5:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LizR wrote:

@jaham – Like we needed to put the country into the hands of “an experienced turnaround specialist”, are you kidding me?

Experienced turnaround specialists, right. They take an outfit, get the labor costs down to a dull roar by firing everyone they can, repaint the logos on the trucks, jack up the CEO’s salary, get a new CFO and a different auditor, load the thing up with debt and put the thing up for resale. Each time another vulture capitalist snaps it up, rinse and repeat, the asset value declines. Finally the shell of its former self is like Hostess Bakery, teetering on the cliff of its final bankruptcy prior to liquidation and trying to talk up the worth of… let’s see…. right… the recipes for Twinkies.

This is the fate you would wish on the United States of America?

We passed. We don’t really care if Mitt wanted it or not.

Dec 24, 2012 7:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Kuji wrote:

I’m sure all the donors to the Romney campaign, as well as all the folks that took months if not years of their life to help campaign on behalf of Romney really want to hear that he didn’t really want to run anyways. The Romneys need to bow out of headlines gracefully. Thank you.

Dec 24, 2012 8:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
geojohn wrote:

And besides, all the grapes they serve at White House dinners are sour.

Dec 24, 2012 8:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
crod526 wrote:

LOL. Of course he dint want to run.

Dec 24, 2012 10:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

I wonder what his son would have said if Romney won?
Like father, like son…

Dec 24, 2012 11:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
neveranybull wrote:

Yes we all noticed that through out the campaign…his utter reluctance …mostly for telling the truth…but never for wanting to be president

Dec 25, 2012 9:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
explorer08 wrote:

His reluctance was obvious from the start. He had no sincere fire in the belly. Just an empty suit with no ideas, no passion, no vision. A pity. The Republicans are going to have to really do some honest introspection and try very hard to come up with a candidate that can really articulate a vision for this country’s future and quit trying to drag us all into the past. If they can do that then I can probably vote for them.

Dec 25, 2012 10:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
ConstFundie wrote:

The Romneys fail by ignoring simple capitalistic economics, they consistently fabricate more steaming piles of truth than can be consumed.

Dec 25, 2012 2:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

I wonder who pushed him, his ego?

Dec 25, 2012 5:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

@explorer08. How can anyone say that his reluctance was obvious? Nobody runs for president twice unless they want it. Nobody forced him to run. This is nothing but a cover up for the family’s ego. It was their ego that led him to run and now it’s their ego that is inventing this idea that he did not want to run. He really must think we are all idiots, even his supporters.

Dec 25, 2012 5:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fawltybean wrote:

Yeah right … Tagg we believe you :)

Dec 25, 2012 11:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RTillinois wrote:

Romney is now consigned to the dustbin of GOP candidate history, and why he hasn’t refuted his son’s opinion is beyond me. He slaps the face of all his aupporters and campaign volunteers with this newly reported perspective, further tansising the GOP brand for the future. And that’s a good thing IMHO!

Dec 25, 2012 11:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Malloy wrote:

Wow, Robme will go down as the biggest liar in history. He didn’t want to be president is about as truthfull as his ‘I care about all Americans’.
The only ting Robme cares about is making more money for the ultra rich. Everything else is a smoke screen, or a BS stream.

Dec 26, 2012 10:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

After these comments, I think the Republicans are already about 25% done for 2016…

Dec 26, 2012 1:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Zzardozz wrote:

So good! Everybody’s happy!

Dec 27, 2012 3:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
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