Tagg Romney Says His Father Had ‘No Desire’ To Run For President

Tagg Romney, son of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, said in a recent interview that his father had “no desire” to become the President of the United States.

Although Mitt made a dash for the White House earlier this year, apparently his heart wasn’t really in it. At least that’s what Romney’s oldest son Tagg told the Boston Globe in a recent article about his dad’s bid for presidency.

“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life,” Tagg Romney explained. “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 added, “He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them. He has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.”

According to Yahoo! News, members of Mitt Romney’s family attempted to dissuade him from running for President of the United States. These discussions reportedly took place prior to the 2012 GOP nomination.

Mediaite reports that it was Tagg Romney and his mother Anne who ultimately convinced Mitt that he should make a run for the White House.

Of course, this isn’t the first time one of Mitt Romney’s sons have discussed the former presidential hopeful’s reluctance to run for the presidency. Yahoo! News reports that several of Romney’s offspring discussed the matter with Conan O’Brien over the summer.

Josh Romney said at the time:

“We’re nervous about it. It’s one of those things, our lives are pretty good as they are, and this is one of those things that it’s good for the country for my dad to run, but it’s not necessarily good for us. So we’re going to keep our lives as normal and as consistent as they can possibly be over the next few years.”

What do you think about Tagg Romney’s recent comments about Mitt Romney’s bid for the presidency?