Republican Mitt Romney´s family had to convince him to make a second bid for the presidency because he was reluctant to run again after failing to secure his party´s nomination in 2008, Romney´s son told the Boston Globe on Sunday. In an article that examined what went wrong with Romney´s losing 2012 presidential campaign, Tagg Romney said his father Mitt said he had no intention of running again after he did not become the Republican presidential nominee in 2008. Arizona Senator John McCain secured the Republican nomination that year and lost to
Comments: This is a short article, and the "money quote" by Romney´s son, Tagg, should make most of US angry. In a simple sentence, he claims his old man didn´t want to run in 2012 after all. Not a good starting point to rally his GOP troops.
This merely demonstrates that there are nearly as many Republican who think they know best what is good for the nation as there are Democrats. I surely wish they didn´t pick our candidates. I always felt Romney and the folks behind him were the ones slinging the mud in the GOP primaries.
I agree with #5. Mitt is a class act all around, and no one puts the time, effort, or money into running for President unless they want it. Why would Tagg & Ann have ´worked to change his mind"? Whats in it for them? Take this with a large grain of salt.
I´m with #4. There have been 3-4 stories with this theme in the last 2 days, at least that I have seen. It sure seems to me that the LSM is trying to spin something. Re-electing Obama was the stupidest thing America has ever done in it´s history. And that´s pretty incredible. I suppose the spin will become more obvious in the weeks and months to come.
I was a reluctant supporter of Mitt Romney. However, over timed, I really learned to like the man. He would have been a good president. He might not have done everything the way I wanted him to, but I would have agreed with most of his decisions.
Now, in light of the re-election of the miserable SOB in the White House, I truly have lost faith in this once great nation. The American flag I once flew proudly on a 20-foot pole in my front yard has come down. In its place flies the flag of my church, which bears a cross on it (Episcopal flag).
I fly my church flag as a daily reminder that JESUS, not Obama, is my king; I serve King Jesus, not that wannabe in the White House.
It was no secret that Romney did not want to run for President again. I heard that months ago. His family had mixed feelings about going through the whole process again. Some were for and some were against. I agree, he would have made a great President.
I voted for Romney. He is a good man. A brilliant businessman. However, poliicians, who they really are, etc. - who knows if he would have fought the Democrats to bits or just settled "for what we could get." I don´t know anymore. I do know one thing. The election is over but this is an attempt to stir up nastiness against Republicans. We can expect more.
I trust no one who wants that office. Romney was one of the good guys. He was easily smeered, whether it was Huchabee lying about his religion or Santorum with the etch -a- sketch or Obama´s Bain Capital baloney. Romney was the leader the country needed, but the patients are running the asylum. Buckle up.
I think Romney ran out of a sense of duty to the country and save it from going down the toilet.He´s actually too nice a person to attack Obama on his failures and dishonesty.The left doesn´t have a problem going for the throat.If it takes taxpayer money to buy voters,violate immigration laws,raise money from over seas,have the same people donate beyond the legal limits etc.
Remember how after the Ft.Hood shootings we didn´t hear a thing about an assault weapons ban.Obama was at an interior dept.get together giving shout outs to insider indians before he got around to acknowledging the shootings and dead soldiers.
I agree w/ above that anyone who wants it too much will not make a good president. I don´t vote on what I hope a president does, I vote on what I think he would do if he were dictator, if got everything passed and signed into law that he wanted. This is what we have to fear from Obama. This is why Hillary would not make a good president. Same reason her alleged husband did not make a good president.
Romney is a fine man, an exemplary man, and would have made a great and timely President. America has lost its way and will have to learn the hard way, or fail completely. If Obama´s big gooberment approach had any merit, then Greece would be a great place to live and prosper these days.
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Bad Dog, 12/24/2012 7:13:09 AM (No. 9081512)
I was a reluctant supporter of Romney, but more enthusiastically so when Ryan came aboard. To hear this, now, that he fought so hard and damaged so many good people during the primaries HE HAD TO WIN, that he didn´t really want it..... all I can say is, It was obvious.
I was willing to dump this on handlers - those GOP insider elites who ´´always´´ seem to know what´s best for us, but Romney - himself - wouldn´t push the envelope.
So, to me, there is no more GOP. This information only reinforces what I´ve been thinking since the election anyway - that the progressives have infiltrated BOTH parties to the point of no return.
You know they really despise us. During the primaries Romney didn´t mind attacking ruthlessly the Republicans. Yet, in the general he plays nice guy with Democrats. They really just despise Republican primary voters. Yeah, he didn´t want to run for president alright....no, he really didn´t want to run for president in the primaries. Tagg, your father grimaced and puked at the thought of having to answer to those of us out here in conservative states. You know we cling to things you people don´t like.
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