Monday, December 24, 2012

Romney didn't want to run for president, son says

     It's hard to believe anyone is running for President who didn't want to run.  Mitt Romney's eldest son says in a Boston Globe interview his dad was a reluctant candidate talked into running by wife Ann.
     Tagg Romney suggests that reluctance contributed to the loss. Maybe it wasn't the gifts Mr. Romney said the President gave to his core constituencies.
       If its true Mr. Romney was ho-hum about running, his loss is not unusual. Running for office like that takes a singular, craven, obsessive quest for power. To give up everything in life and spend months and years raising money, stumping for votes, currying favor, studying up on issues....well, how many people are willing and able to do that ?
      It's not for the weak-kneed or passive.

Romney didn't want to run for president, son says - FRANCE 24


? said...

No it is not. The Reps needed a puppet up there behind the mikes and he fit. That's only one strike. I could tell for months he didn't need or want the job.

Anonymous said...

He acted enough like he wanted the job. It is the MSN and Hollywood that didn't want him to have the job. It was the people getting freestuff and getting to the front of the immigration line that didn't want him to have the job.

Dan Francis said...

Imagine Romney had won - he doesn't want to serve or go to work??? What a joke that man is, truly.

? said...

No he did not act like he wanted the job. I am sorry he just didn't come over as that guy. You can push the free stuff all you want. The President stood up and said I will do what's needed for the next 4 years. I will do this, I will do that. All we heard from Romney and team is he was going to kick the medical plans out. Which he could have never done. The law was already passed way before he was chosen to play that card. Nothing changed in the houses. The votes would have never been there. They lost from the first day.

Anonymous said...

? may be right. Once you give out something for FREE, you can't take it back. It becomes expected. That is one of the reasons we are in such trouble. Even the stuff that is indefensible is considered "owed". For example, why should anyone receive property tax breaks simply because he served in the military? What about teachers. Police. NO ONE, even vets, are any better than anyone else. Especially when their income is TAX FREE. But, they think they are owed. Doesn't everybody?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like sour grapes. He got robbed and I feel for him, but this is not how you handle disappointment.