Don't worry about Mitt Romney and that whole presidential election loss thing. He's totally fine. Great, even. Apparently, according to son Tagg Romney, he didn't even want it that much anyway!
“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.”
This news isn't particularly surprising if you look at Romney's campaign: As the Globe points out, it was his failure to get personal with the public that killed his chances in the end, and the fact that Romney publicly said what he did during that now-infamous 47% speech shows that he really wasn't even trying to win the support of those without fat wallets and vacation homes around the world. Disheartening as it is that there was a man running for office who didn't even want to be there in the first place, it seems that, luckily, things managed to work out for the best in the end.
As for Romney's next move - according to Tagg, Romney will be making attempts to convince Republicans to make changes to the party's ideologies. Sounds like fun!
[via Boston Globe]