Please. Just stop. It’s bad enough when some random elitist self entitled dumbass plays the “I never wanted to be President, it’s the last thing I wanted, but the People drafted me and America needed me! I couldn’t tell my countrymen no!”
.:Eye/roll:. Ay-yi-yi. Mittens actually let his elder spawn shit out that hilarious whopper:
The Grio — In a surprisingly candid new interview, Mitt Romney’s oldest son Tagg revealed that this father “had no desire” to run for president in 2012.
“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 told the Boston Globe in a behind-the-scenes look at the loss of the Romney 2012 campaign.
Despite aggressively running arguably the most costly campaign in American history, Tagg Romney claims that his father “wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life.”
Nothing against The Grio, great writers, great progressives, the original story ran in the Boston Globe and the Grio harpoons it properly. But please, if another journalist repeats this nonsense without qualifications just put the fourth estate out of its two-headed freakish misery.
Mitt Romney wanted to be President more than just about anyone in the 21st century and possibly for the entire post Cold War era. Everything he did for the last decade and a half has been vertically integrated into the singular goal of being President; it is documented, it is on video and in print. He was convinced Mormon Jesus wanted him to be President, that the country had to have him as President, he ran a scorched earth primary campaign to win the GOP nom for President, he spent gads of his own money to be President, and when he found out he wasn’t going to win, he and his entire inner circle had a near meltdown fueled by disbelief and fury that Mitt Romney wasn’t going to be President.
Why Mittens, a junior billionaire, would choose this over kicking back and enjoying the freedom and luxury and dream making that only those lucky few in the tippy-top of the global wealth pyramid can afford is a topic for present day psychologists and future historians. It suggests he didn’t choose, that he was driven, compulsive, perhaps even obsessed. But want it he did with every fiber in his well intentioned if profoundly misinformed being, Romney yearned so deeply to be President, with such pure unadulterated burning ambition, without cause or direction in the event he actually won, that it creeped me and a bunch of other people right the fuck out just thinking about it.
Tagg either needs to get out and meet some people who really don’t want to be President, of whom there are a’plenty, or he’s just following in daddy’s footsteps and lying his ass off. I’ll take the latter three-to-one.