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#1 dudeone

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

Mitt Romney ‘had no desire to run,’ son says


By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 4 hrs ago

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mitt-romney-no-desire-president-tagg-says-191236665--election.html

Mitt Romney didn't want to be president, anyway.


That's what Tagg Romney, Mitt's oldest son, told the Boston Globe for its big post-mortem on his father's failed presidential bid published on Sunday.


“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life," Tagg Romney told the paper. "He had no desire to ... run. 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," Tagg continued. "He has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.”


Romney's reluctance to become commander in chief has been hinted at by his sons before. Before their father sought the 2012 GOP nomination, several said they tried to convince him not to run.


"I tried to convince him not to," Matt Romney told Conan O'Brien in June. "I think there were a few of us that tried that. I just felt for us as a family, this isn't the best thing. But ... for the country, we think it's the right thing."


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Sounds like the words of a sore loser, imo. Daddy didn't win so we'll try and save him some face.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

I was so scared that he was going to win. He would of caused 2012 to happen.

Good job, America! Voted the right guy in. Well, some of you at least!

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

And it showed...he seemed disinterested throughout much of the campaign and not revealing the tax returns was an albatross for him.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

Mitt, Tagg, Newt.

What the hell kind of names are these?
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:47 PM

Mitt, Tagg, Newt.

What the hell kind of names are these?


American :lol:

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

American :lol:


I thought they were Retardian to be honest.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

Mitt, Tagg, Newt.

What the hell kind of names are these?

No kidding. What next? Barrack?

Why can't they have good ol Canadian names like Stockwell, or Corky... :P
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life," Tagg Romney told the paper.

Must be why he did such a piss-poor job...
Orland Kurtenbach and Dennis Kearns had just been torched 8-1 by the Habs, but they still took time to come out to meet us, some fellow BC boys who were playing hockey in Montreal. THAT"S what being a Canuck is!

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:19 PM

No kidding. What next? Barrack?

Why can't they have good ol Canadian names like Stockwell, or Corky... :P


Stockwell Corky sounds like the name of our next PM...

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

Newt was the girl who survived in Aliens.

Mittens is a name given to kittens.

Um, Merry Christmas.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:01 PM

Newt was the girl who survived in Aliens.

Mittens is a name given to kittens.

Um, Merry Christmas.


Maybe the Romney's mostly come out at night... mostly...

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

Is it not plausible that he was just a stand in for what the GOP figured was a doomed election?

It ain't getting any better for them, with progressive thinking and Latinos on the increase.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:10 PM

Is it not plausible that he was just a stand in for what the GOP figured was a doomed election?

It ain't getting any better for them, with progressive thinking and Latinos on the increase.


I don't think it's plausible. A world-stage such as the US Pres. election is, it just wouldn't happen.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

Oh so he wanted to lose.
That explains A LOT.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

I don't think it's plausible. A world-stage such as the US Pres. election is, it just wouldn't happen.


Could it be a case of "Save the better candidate for 2016", when they figure he would have a better chance without having to go up against Obama (if they have any, that is)?

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

Could it be a case of "Save the better candidate for 2016", when they figure he would have a better chance without having to go up against Obama (if they have any, that is)?


That's enterly plausible, remember, politics is a very shrewd game played by very shrewd people.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

So a guy who didn't want to win almost beat Obama? What happens when they want it?

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

That's enterly plausible, remember, politics is a very shrewd game played by very shrewd people.


Yeah but, I just couldn't see such a big thing as the president of the United States would be thrown out the window in a game of "save it for the better one"

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:49 PM

Yeah but, I just couldn't see such a big thing as the president of the United States would be thrown out the window in a game of "save it for the better one"


I could.

Politics are very cloak and dagger.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

What's more, with all the talk about the impending "fiscal cliff", wouldn't the Repubs want the Democrats to be in charge and take the blame for it in time for 2016?

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

What's more, with all the talk about the impending "fiscal cliff", wouldn't the Repubs want the Democrats to be in charge and take the blame for it in time for 2016?


Makes sense to me, I must confess.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

While the U.S. recently nearly elected a multimillionaire as president, Uruguay's chief executive, Jose Mujica, declared his personal wealth in 2010 as the equivalent of about $1,800 and gives away 90 percent of his $12,000 monthly presidential salary in order to remain true to his political roots with the leftist guerrilla group Tupamaros. He has rejected the government-provided mansion and instead lives with his wife at her family's farmhouse, where he helps work the land, according to a November BBC News profile from Montevideo. "I have to do (this)," he told a reporter, "because there are many Uruguayans who live with much less." [BBC News, 11-14-2012]

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:49 PM

I sometimes have no desire to run either.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

Well then, it worked out perfectly.

 


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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

Could it be a case of "Save the better candidate for 2016", when they figure he would have a better chance without having to go up against Obama (if they have any, that is)?


By the sounds of it, Christie is off to a start
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

So Mittens spent millions of his own money on something he did not want??? :shock:

Seems implausible.
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:12 AM

Mitt, Tagg, Newt.

What the hell kind of names are these?



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:27 AM

So Mittens spent millions of his own money on something he did not want??? :shock:

Seems implausible.


He couldn't find enough donors to cover a few million?




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