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The Romneys Take Their Ball and Go Home, Claiming Mitt Never Wanted to be President

3:55 pm - 12/23/2012


The new meme to come out of the Romney family is that Mitt never wanted to be President anyway, so fug you America! I guess it wasn’t “his turn” after all.

Yes, Tagg Romney told the Boston Globe that Mitt never wanted to president. He only ran for 6 years because he couldn’t find anyone as perfect as Himself to run. The brutal Republican primaries notwithstanding, we are to believe Romney never wanted it. It was, we’re told, Romney’s love of God and country that made him run.

“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.”

Well, that explains so much. I mean, remember when Mitt threw a fit because the crowd loved Ryan more than him?

Romney is introducing Ryan to the crowd and the crowd starts cheering spontaneously “Ryan, Ryan, Ryan!”

All is well! They crowd is fired up! This is the point, right? Right?

But then immediately the sun goes out.

Romney looks at the crowd and at Ryan and then he admonishes the crowd with his hand held up in the HALT position, “Wait a sec, wait a sec! Romney, Ryan, Romney, Ryan, Romney, Ryan.” (Emphasis Romney)

The crowd falls silent. They are not chanting Romney Ryan. Awkward.

Romney, befuddled, seems to think the crowd has complied, “There we go. That’s great.” Gesturing confusedly back to Ryan, he says, “Thank you.”

Or the time Mitt forced Univision to re-tape his intro in order to make him look better by omitting the truth, after he packed the hall with non-students because he couldn’t find enough supporters on campus?

Mitt doesn’t love attention? Sorry, but everyone could see how Romney got high off of adulation and in fact this addiction to approval is what allowed him to believe his team’s hype. Romney believed he was winning even on election day. They had their own polls, ya’ know. Romney giddily told reporters about “the crowds” coming to see him. He never understood that some of those crowds had been bused in, or came to see the band, or that a crowd does not an election make.

Over and over again, Romney appeared before reporters steeped in smugness and unsuccessfully repressed grins of imagined victory. His presser after Benghazi is but the most extreme example of Romney’s love of attention and his narcissistic inability to see what others see. He thought he was winning, when in fact he was failing miserably.

In case anyone is still confused about why Obama won and why his win was a reflection of his superior talents as an executive: While Romney let ORCA test run on election day, team Obama repeatedly tested their technology. This is what smart people do. It’s called leadership.

Separately, the Obama team created a system called ¬Narwahl, named after an Arctic whale, which linked disparate computer programs together. Narwahl and Gordon would be tested repeatedly in exercises that Obama’s team called “game day.” Every imaginable failure would be thrown at the systems — hacker attacks, database meltdowns, Internet failures — and the team would be challenged to write up a manual for how to deal with each ¬disaster. It was, they said, more fun than the fantasy war game Dungeons & Dragons.

Maybe Romney let ORCA fail because of his love for God and privacy. Maybe he smeared half of America out of love for his country. Maybe he felt entitled to the White House because he saw himself as the Only One. Maybe he never really wanted what he worked so hard to get. Maybe he spent 6 years chasing after the family dream of being President when he really just wanted to be home loving his family.

Romney used to only hate half of America, but now his son seems to be saying FU, America. We never wanted you anyway! No doubt Tagg loves his father deeply, but he still doesn’t get it. Tagg still thinks that America never got to know the Real Romney. Tagg thinks that if we just knew what he did for personal friends, we’d have loved Mitt. In fact, it is what Romney had in mind for those who were not personal friends that was precisely the issue.

The King starved the village but he was kind to his servants so the village should love him? See, Tagg, the village gets to vote in America, so this whole benevolent king notion might well have been the problem.

If Mitt only wanted to run because of his love for God and country, then what does it mean that we’re now told that he didn’t want to run? No matter, Mitt’s taking his ball and going home. He never liked you anyway. So there.


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zemi_chan 23rd-Dec-2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
mlo_7 23rd-Dec-2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
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clevermanka 23rd-Dec-2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
a_phoenixdragon 23rd-Dec-2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
Love this.
blackjedii 23rd-Dec-2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
Hm

Nope

Still not feeling sorry for him
otana 23rd-Dec-2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
milleniumrex 23rd-Dec-2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
In a sense, I can actually see this. For Romney, it was a prize to be won. The ultimate promotion after a life of climbing the ladder. There was no passion there, no real desire to BE President, just a desire to WIN the presidency.

This doesn't make him look better.
moonshaz 23rd-Dec-2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
I think you nailed it!

And man, does it NOT make him look better! XD
doverz 23rd-Dec-2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
There's also an article from boston.com or something like that where Tagg made a list of 12 good things Romney did and tout them and then was annoyed when Romney's campaign didn't do it.
moonbladem 23rd-Dec-2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just read the article. Long but a pretty good read, mostly a postmortem of what Romney's campaign did wrong and what Obama's campaign did right. It was a gleeful read for me.

Edited at 2012-12-23 09:40 pm (UTC)
moonbladem 23rd-Dec-2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
He never wanted to be president anyway? Purleeese... that statement is as empty as Romney trying to convince us that he's 'one of us'.
celtic_thistle 23rd-Dec-2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
a_phoenixdragon 23rd-Dec-2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
I love you for this...
a_phoenixdragon 23rd-Dec-2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
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ladyjj My favorite paragraphs from the Boston Globe article:23rd-Dec-2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
Rich Beeson, the Romney political director who co­authored the now-discredited Ohio memo, said that only after the election did he realize what Obama was doing with so much manpower on the ground. Obama had more than 3,000 paid workers nationwide, compared with 500 for Romney, and hundreds of thousands of volunteers.

Now I know what they were doing with all the staffs and ­offices,” Beeson said. “They were literally creating a one-to-one contact with voters,” something that Romney did not have the staff to match.

Republicans, as it happened, had lost track of their own winning formula.

Democrats said they followed the trail blazed in 2004 by the Bush campaign which used an array of databases to “microtarget” voters and a sophis­ticated field organization to turn them out. Obama won in part by updating the GOP’s innovation.


Cry fucking moar, spawn of Romney. Cry fucking moar.
moonshaz Re: My favorite paragraphs from the Boston Globe article:23rd-Dec-2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
“Now I know what they were doing with all the staffs and ­offices,” Beeson said. “They were literally creating a one-to-one contact with voters,” something that Romney did not have the staff to match.

Wow, creating a one-to-one contact with voters? Who EVER heard of such a thing! *clutches pearls*
dustbunny105 23rd-Dec-2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
mycenaes 23rd-Dec-2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
celtic_thistle 24th-Dec-2012 12:26 am (UTC)
Yessssssss
furrygreen 23rd-Dec-2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
This needs the "cry moar" tag. XD

“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.”

Okay. The bold text begs the question of, if he would have been ecstatic, than why isn't he ... you know, ecstatic? Someone was found to take his place. Where are all the parties and crap?






Edited at 2012-12-23 10:34 pm (UTC)
moonbladem 23rd-Dec-2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
LMFAO... they both look incredibly sinister and evil. No doubt Queen Ann is soooo disappointed at not being able to lord it over us all. Tagg meanwhile, is disappointed he didn't get to take a swing at President Obama and get away with it, if his dad had won the election.

Seriously, they can all take a long walk off a short pier.
amber_protocol 23rd-Dec-2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
cher_arlequin 23rd-Dec-2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
My mother found this news story and said, "If he 'didn't want to be president,' why did he spend so much on his campaign?"

And my brother said, "Yeah, he could've given that money to the poor!"

adelheide 23rd-Dec-2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
HA!
gloraelin 23rd-Dec-2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
Me: *reading first paragraph of article*
...
*scrolls down to see if the source link is the onion, it's not*
....
"New... Yorker? ...nope."
......
"It's. It's not satire? Um. I don't know what to think of this."
otana 24th-Dec-2012 12:28 am (UTC)
Haha me too! I had to check the tags to see if it was The Onion.
candybouquet 23rd-Dec-2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
"Take your stupid presidency, I didn't want it anyway!"

What is he, 5.
alryssa 23rd-Dec-2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
That's the exact thing I was thinking.
kseda 23rd-Dec-2012 11:04 pm (UTC)


Eli Gold cannot with you fucking amateurs.
sakuraberries 24th-Dec-2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
What is that GIF from?
zhiva_the_mage 23rd-Dec-2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
This Fox has a longing for grapes:
He jumps, but the bunch still escapes.
So he goes away sour;
And, 'tis said, to this hour
Declares that he's no taste for grapes.
coervus 23rd-Dec-2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
Ha. Precisely.
alryssa 23rd-Dec-2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
koshkabegemot 24th-Dec-2012 12:17 am (UTC)
Goddammit, this .gif.

Almost snorted spaghetti out my nose.
layweed 23rd-Dec-2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
hey whatever you gotta tell yourself to make yourselves feel better and gtfo.
jasonbeast 23rd-Dec-2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
Oh. Well, I'm sure the donors who gave your dad billions upon billions of dollars to run are just fine with this.
aviv 24th-Dec-2012 12:57 am (UTC)
this
dhamphir 23rd-Dec-2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
Don't go away mad, Mittens. Just go the fuck away! Peeeeeease.
moonshaz 23rd-Dec-2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
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