The Bright Side of 2013
December 24th, 2012

Courtesy of Galley Friend J.T., comes Tagg Romney explaining why Mitt Romney spent the last six years running for president:

“He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to . . . run,” said Tagg, who worked with his mother, Ann, to persuade his father to seek the presidency. “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.”

Yup, all those shots across the bow of Mitch Daniels in the newspapers where reporters somehow tracked down Jason Horowitz–who knows where they came from. Ben Smith said it was from a “rival campaign aide.” Probably from the Santorum or Pawlenty oppo shop. Goodness knows how much money those guys were spending on oppo. Not good ol’ Mitt.

Sure, Barack Obama’s reelection means higher taxes, continued unseriousness about debts and deficits, further expansion of an already unsustainable welfare state, and further war against religious liberty and the role of religion in the public square.

But on the other hand, imagine how insufferable it would be if we had to listen to stuff like that every day for the next four years. And pretend that Tagg-2024 was a real possibility.

So Happy New Year.

  1. Galley Friend J.E. December 24, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Ah, the brilliance of Aesop.

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  3. Kevin December 24, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Yeah reading that just makes me sigh.

    I still don’t get why everyone thought the members of the Romney family were a benefit. This is obvious BS shilling that just makes everyone laugh.

    Somewhere, in some alternative universe, Ann Romney is heartwarming and people identify with her to.

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  5. Greg L. December 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Isn’t this what we tell ourselves when the prettiest girl in school passes on our long-shot prom date offer ?? You really didn’t want to go to prom with her anyway.

    It is only the ineptitude of Romney’s kid-gloves campaign strategy that gives Tagg any credibility here at all.

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  7. Ben December 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Losers always talk about their best.

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  9. Galley Friend L.B. December 31, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Want to feel even worse about Mitch Daniels not running, JVL? Read this speech he gave at Yale in late November — a combined reflection on the 60th anniversary of Whittaker Chambers’s classic book “Witness” and his post-election thoughts on freedom’s prospects in the coming years:

    If only Mitch had possessed 1% of Mitt’s ambition for the presidency….

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  11. MC November 6, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I’m sure your apology to Mitt Romney for accusing him of being the source of the Mitch Daniels oppo is forthcoming, right?