Why am I still talking about Mitt Romney? Schadenfreude.
Tagg Romney said his father "wanted to be president less than anyone I've met in my life," ...
“He had no desire,” the eldest Romney son said. “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 Romney told the paper that his father was resistant to running because of his unsuccessful 2008 bid for president.
Think about that. Who believes that the guy, who had been running for six years for President, doesn't want to be President? What a laughable claim. But, fine, I'll give Tagg the benefit of the doubt. Tagg wants to make it seem that Mitt's humbleness was a recent phenomenon that started after his unsuccessful run in 2008. So, before 2008 he was a regular selfish guy who wanted to be President. After 2008, he was a caring unselfish man, who didn't want to be President, but only ran because he cared about the country.
We are talking about a man who used desperate, dishonest tactics, that won him "The Lie of the Year" by Politifact, and rebukes from Car Manufacturers- something that NEVER happens. Politicians are expected to bend the truth, but, apparently, his lies went so far that the Car Manufacturers had to interfere and set the record straight. And now Tagg, you're telling me Mitt was lying for the sake of the country? You're telling me that an honest man, using desperate tactics, does not desperately want to be President? You're telling me that a principled man spent 8.9 million of tax payer dollars for a transition, when he had not yet won the Presidency? You're telling me a humble man didn't even bother to write a concession speech, and then publicly bragged about it BEFORE the election results were tallied?
I love Tagg's comment: "he has deep faith in God". Yes, Mitt had so much faith in God, that he threw Him under the bus because Mormonism didn't poll well. Don't even get me started on what Jesus said about the poor, and what Romney said about the poor. Twice.
And the worst (or best) comment was:
"if he could have found someone else to take his place ... he would have been ecstatic to step aside. "So basically Tagg is telling us that Romney couldn't find ANYONE else in the country with better qualifications than his. How arrogant is that?
Now, I'll admit, there are truly great men who took national office because of love of country and not love of power. George Washington comes to mind. Is Tagg comparing his father to Washington?
But the difference between Washington and Romney is that(I can't believe I even have to write this statement) Washington was a popular man whom the whole of society supported and respected. Everyone thought he was the most qualified man for the job, so he ran. Romney, on the other hand, had no support or respect from members of his own Party. At some point, he ran behind almost every single Republican in the primary. Unlike Washington, no one else thought Romney was the most qualified man for the job in the entire country. He was the only one who thought that.
What a sad, pathetic man, Romney is.
11:39 AM PT: Via citizenx in the comments below:
Romney didn't want to become president
Arthur didn't care about the Holy Grail much.
The Ring meant nothing to Gollum.
To Ahab, Moby Dick was just a fish.
Gutman only thought of the Maltese Falcon in passing.
6:01 PM PT: Another great point by Cruzankenny in the comments: Remember that Romney thought his kids (including Tagg) were doing more for the country by helping his campaign than serving in uniform. These guys are so full of themselves.