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(Huffington Post)   Mitt Romney didn't want to run for president, and 9 more of the 12 family members he polled also thought it was a bad idea. However, sons Tagg, Bapp, and Foinsapp convinced him it was a good idea   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 93
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2013-07-02 03:41:41 PM  

BunkoSquad: Tagg: You won 10-2! You don't have to run!
Mitt: YAY!!!
Ann: Karl Rove's on the phone. You have to run anyway.
MITT: Oh, but I was going to set off some fireworks buy out the entire fireworks supply on the eastern seaboard to celebrate.


/FTFY
 
2013-07-02 03:45:24 PM  

theorellior: I'm gonna go for Gohmert/Bachmann for 2016.


No chance the GOP will see the inside of the WH so might as well shoot for the moon?
 
2013-07-02 03:45:54 PM  

Befuddled: Given that R-Money is a massive narcissist, I find it hard to believe that he didn't want to be President.


This family poll was from late 2009 (read TFA).

Romney IS a narcissist, though - it was only once he determined that the prospective 2012 primary field wasn't up to par did he heroically sublimate his own desire to be left alone to mount a year-long campaign to lead the country for 4 years. Mitt Romney decided to devote 5 years of his life (possibly 9) to selfless service just because he didn't think the brain trust of Palin, Santorum, Cain, Gingrich, Bachmann, RONPAUL, Fred Thompson's letter opener, a stale Reagan fart and Bob Bennett could win a national election.

Thankfully, America agreed.
 
2013-07-02 03:47:17 PM  
I spit coffee all over at Foinsapp.

/too early for this
//moar caffee!
 
2013-07-02 03:48:26 PM  
Just be honest.  You were one of the useful idiots the GOP leadership ordered to be sacrificed at the altar of the incumbent.

/Maybe some of them wanted to run
//Hell, maybe even some of them thought they had an actual chance of winning
///Delusion is a remarkable thing
 
2013-07-02 03:50:16 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: theorellior: I'm gonna go for Gohmert/Bachmann for 2016.

No chance the GOP will see the inside of the WH so might as well shoot for the moon?


That would be called "The GOP Rapture" ticket.
 
2013-07-02 03:52:21 PM  
Right.  He didn't want to run, he only threw his hat in the ring when it became clear that he HAD to run to save the country from Obama and the other candidates who would lose to him.

He's a regular Stannis Baratheon.
 
2013-07-02 03:56:23 PM  

Rann Xerox: FTA: Written by The Washington Post's Dan Balz, the book is set to go on sale Aug. 6, 2013.

[i78.photobucket.com image 490x601]


One of my favourite photos ever.
 
2013-07-02 03:58:59 PM  
Now, now. I'm sure this is just another poor attempt by Romney to appear human. "I'm a humble guy. I had doubts about running for president. In fact, I never I wanted to be president. And, and, my family told me not to run. And when I said I wanted to run I still didn't want to run. Oh God I just want to know what it's like to feel wanted."
 
2013-07-02 04:02:18 PM  

WizardofToast: Fox and the Grapes.


Hah! I read that as "Fox news and the grapes."

/still works
 
2013-07-02 04:02:40 PM  
www.theblaze.com
"I guess I shoulda listened to my family...."
 
2013-07-02 04:11:28 PM  

elchip: Right.  He didn't want to run, he only threw his hat in the ring when it became clear that he HAD to run to save the country from Obama and the other candidates who would lose to him.

He's a regular Stannis Baratheon.


And poor Bapp suffers from greyscale. Which is why we never see him with the rest of the family.
 
2013-07-02 04:13:52 PM  

POWRSURG: What about Tugg Romney?




He is trying to revive his pro wrestling career.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-02 04:20:58 PM  
Never trust a guy who names his kids after sound effects from Warner Brothers cartoons.
/Splat and Bzzt are not amused
 
2013-07-02 04:23:36 PM  
Really?  No "Unlikely" tag?
 
2013-07-02 04:27:40 PM  
"I didn't really want to run for President," said the guy who did virtually nothing but run for President... for over 9 years.
 
2013-07-02 04:36:39 PM  
Stories like this must make people who have Romney stickers on their cars feel all warm and fuzzy.  In Romney's mind, 47% of the US is made up of leaches.  Maybe it's the same 47% that were stupid enough to vote for him.

Jeez, conservatives are worthless attempts being contributing US citizens.  I've got an idea, next time bring a candidate that you can have a beer with.  F**king 'tards.
 
2013-07-02 04:38:32 PM  

Diogenes: The family portrait is like a collection of stills from the old Batman show.

[dailyrepublic.typepad.com image 250x283]


That absolutely cracked me up. Thank you.
 
2013-07-02 04:41:22 PM  
Come on subby what else do you think a robot would name his children?
 
2013-07-02 04:42:33 PM  
I love the "I didn't want to do it but I was so awesome I had to". What an ass.
 
2013-07-02 04:50:05 PM  

Corvus: Come on subby what else do you think a robot would name his children?


If Mitt only had the "Human Emotions" module installed, he would have been able to make better name choices for his children.  Oh the inhumanity!
 
2013-07-02 04:58:38 PM  
i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-02 05:01:47 PM  

Pope Larry II: Everythime I see stories like this one I keep thinking of the Monty Python sketch "Upper Class Twit of the Year".

Someday he'll run himself over with the car.


What a great twit!

=^D
 
2013-07-02 05:22:41 PM  
What an asshole.

That said I'm not sure if I can't stand Mitt Romney the more I hear about him or if I'm merely at the point where I already can't stand his public image and thus any time I hear about him I assume he's doing something only someone who is obnoxiously wealthy and has no idea what it's like to actually work would do.
 
2013-07-02 05:26:57 PM  
Clearly Romney was a slave to the polls. He had no backbone.
 
2013-07-02 05:28:07 PM  

what_now: That is such fng revisionist history. Mitt was elected as Governor of Massachusetts in 2002. By 2004, he had taken a HARD right turn, reversing his opinion on choice, gay rights, stem cell research and taxes.

It was very clear that he considered being our governor a stepping stone to the Presidency.


It does smack a little bit of the old schoolyard "I could beat you up but I don't want to" strategy, doesn't it?
 
2013-07-02 05:28:52 PM  
So, at Christmas 2010 he didn't want to run for president.

So why did his book tour from March of that year include a signing and a speech in Iowa? And why did he pretty much live there in 2007 - visiting all 99 counties? Just for fun?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/31133.html

http://theiowarepublican.com/2012/mitt-romney-and-iowa-a-long-journe y- together-to-the-white-house/

Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-07-02 05:32:16 PM  
"Romney explained that he ultimately decided to run when he saw the other (leaving-something-to-be-desired) candidates in the GOP field."

Can anyone argue against this?  During the whole primary, it seemed that it was Phoney against tag-teaming Derp candidates.  I think the GOP should have been glad that had something happened to Obama, they at least would have been able to run a credible campaign against Biden.  "The field" was a joke (of course, that could have been intentional to make later gaffs look intentional.  And it only took the removal of one non-derpy dark horse candidate to do it.

The next election will be interesting [times].  Will the traditional anointed runner-up, Santorum, get the nomination?  Or will there be a free for all where each candidate has a license to rip apart anyone in his way?
 
2013-07-02 05:34:53 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: "Romney explained that he ultimately decided to run when he saw the other (leaving-something-to-be-desired) candidates in the GOP field."
...

Obviously, Obama lent Romney his magic time machine to continually campaign from 2007 to 2012 after seeing his competition in 2012.  Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-07-02 05:40:10 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Can anyone argue against this? During the whole primary, it seemed that it was Phoney against tag-teaming Derp candidates. I think the GOP should have been glad that had something happened to Obama, they at least would have been able to run a credible campaign against Biden. "The field" was a joke (of course, that could have been intentional to make later gaffs look intentional. And it only took the removal of one non-derpy dark horse candidate to do it.


Well according to the teatards that's why he lost.

I so wish some Derptastic Republican gets wins the nom and  he can lose every state but the south states.

I think only then when the tea party idiots will realize how on the margins they are.
 
2013-07-02 05:41:42 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: So, at Christmas 2010 he didn't want to run for president.

So why did his book tour from March of that year include a signing and a speech in Iowa? And why did he pretty much live there in 2007 - visiting all 99 counties? Just for fun?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/31133.html

http://theiowarepublican.com/2012/mitt-romney-and-iowa-a-long-journe y- together-to-the-white-house/

Christ, what an asshole.


It's almost like Romney just lies to fit any narrative he wants to promote. *shock face*
 
2013-07-02 06:08:18 PM  
Next up: "Romney totally meant to lose in order to give Obama another four years in which to prove that he really is an unrepentant socialist, thereby paving the way for a century of Republican rule."

Hell, I'll wager at least on Right Wing blogger has already floated that particular piece of excrement.
 
2013-07-02 07:02:17 PM  
The fun never stops when Romney is the subject. Seriously, could he be any more of an arrogant clueless retard?
 
2013-07-02 07:58:09 PM  
Someone who didn't want to run for President wouldn't have. Sour grapes here, nothing more.
 
2013-07-02 08:34:57 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks that Ann was one of the ones who voted for him to run, and even if she had been the only one Mitt would have run?
 
2013-07-02 08:40:30 PM  

what_now: If there is a God, Mitt Romney will run again in 2016. For the lulz.


Everyone of his sons will be 35 or older in 2016, I just wanted one of his sons to run, now I want more than one of his sons to run.
 
2013-07-02 08:41:51 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: God tells all the most hilarious candidates to run.


And bring back Rick Perry with him just as doped up as last time.
 
2013-07-02 08:47:21 PM  

elchip: Right.  He didn't want to run, he only threw his hat in the ring when it became clear that he HAD to run to save the country from Obama and the other candidates who would lose to him.

He's a regular Stannis Baratheon.


Stannis Baratheon is a badass who was first on the wall at the battle of Blackwater.

Mitt, I wanted to serve my country but my church needed me in France, would have been Joffery, hiding in his bedroom.
And Mitt seems to have the same sense of humor as Joffery as well.
 
2013-07-03 01:23:50 AM  

shanteyman: Why run if you yourself don't feel that you should ? The man's got some real issues ....


It was either that or pumping gas on the way to watch dancing horse shows for the rest of his life.

l.yimg.com
 
2013-07-03 02:53:12 AM  

spongeboob: elchip: Right.  He didn't want to run, he only threw his hat in the ring when it became clear that he HAD to run to save the country from Obama and the other candidates who would lose to him.

He's a regular Stannis Baratheon.

Stannis Baratheon is a badass who was first on the wall at the battle of Blackwater.

Mitt, I wanted to serve my country but my church needed me in France, would have been Joffery, hiding in his bedroom.
And Mitt seems to have the same sense of humor as Joffery as well.


That was TV Stannis.  Book Stannis hung out at the back of his army and lead from the rear guard.  And when you add the entitlement complex and slightly crazy religion its not that bad of a fit.

/Luckily the Secret Service didn't have to deal with any shadow demons
 
2013-07-03 09:17:27 AM  

Apropos to nothing really, I live in a part of the country where it's not odd to see political stickers put on cars as a testament to one's political beliefs long after the election was held.

Case in point: A two year old Benz with a

W
The President

sticker on it.

Haven't seen a Romney sticker since New Years.
 
2013-07-03 09:55:12 AM  
The hell of it is, I think I believe him. At the very least, I can conceive of a person in his situation doing what he did.

Throughout history, many people have done things, not because they wanted to, but because they felt they had to. You could hold up almost any war as an example: take out everyone who doesn't genuinely want to be fighting a war, and you end up with a sparring match. Maybe a good-sized tournament at most.

Imagine, if you will, a person whose entire view of right and wrong is based on this idea. There are things everyone needs to do, and to refrain from doing: basic duties, if you will. There are also duties for people in specific situations, but these do not excuse them from their basic duties. And ultimately, how good or bad a person is depends on how well they do what they need to do, and how well they refrain from doing what they need to refrain from doing. It's nice if what you want to do coincides well with your duties, but even if it doesn't, your duties take precedence.

This worldview (aspect of a worldview, really) exists. It's called deontological ethics, and it runs very, very thick in social-conservative circles of all stripes. There is, of course, disagreement on what these duties are: some get their list from a religion, while others get their lists from other philosophies, others try to observe from the world as we see it, and a few even try to glean duties from something akin to market forces. But the common theme is everywhere you look.

Let's consider how someone in a situation like Mitt Romney's might feel. You see yourself as a successful leader, and not without reason: you've led more than one business to greatness, and the thing about the business world is that there's even a way to keep score of that, and your score is quite high indeed. Your nation is in trouble, and you have considerable reason to believe that a lack of strong and effective leadership is one of the issues at the core of these problems (this could apply to either Bush or Obama, as he ran in races to succeed both). You're a strong and effective leader; the evidence, as you see it, is there for everyone to see. Does this not impose upon you a duty to at least try to lead? Even if you don't want to? And when not doing that duty reflects poorly on your character, what do you do?
 
2013-07-03 11:53:36 AM  
But what about Blade, Laser an Blazer?
 
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