Wednesday, July 3, 2013

All In The Family

Via Huffington Post:

Over the Christmas break of 2010, Mitt Romney and his family took an internal poll on whether he should run for president once more. Twelve family members cast ballots. Ten said no. One of the 10 was Mitt Romney himself.

That’s according to a new book on the 2012 campaign by Dan Balz.

Mitt Romney had other reasons to think that not running might be the wiser choice. Winning as a moderate from Massachusetts who happened to be Mormon was always going to be difficult. “A lot of the thinking on the part of my brothers and dad was, ‘I’m not sure I can win a primary given those dynamics.'” Tagg Romney said. The prospective candidate also knew the sheer physical and family toll another campaign would take. “He’s a private person and, push comes to shove, he wants to spend time with his family and enjoy his time with them,” his son said. “Even up until the day before he made the announcement, he was looking for excuses to get out of it. If there had been someone who he thought would have made a better president than he, he would gladly have stepped aside.”

Which makes you wonder how he would have felt if he had actually won.

We really dodged the bullet there.

4 barks and woofs on “All In The Family

  1. I’m interested in the supreme self-confidence (delusion) radiating from Mitt. No other person in the GOP lived up to his standard of presidential material so he made the sacrifice to run? Too bad he couldn’t convince the rest of us of his competence.

    • True indeed. None of them were “good enough” for Mister One Percent. I don’t know whether to be amused at his hubris, or shocked at his assumption that “the governed” constitute a separate and distinct class/ethnic-group/whatever.

  2. From everything I’ve seen, it was Ann who was pushing, calling it his “duty” to serve the country.

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