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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 41
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2013-07-02 02:28:00 PM  
88 votes:
Jesus Christ, that schmuck couldn't even win an election in his own house
2013-07-02 02:33:09 PM  
18 votes:
What 12 members of the Romney family may look like

www.geeksofdoom.com
2013-07-02 02:36:53 PM  
11 votes:
Mitt Romney and his family took an internal poll on whether he should run for president once more. Twelve family members cast ballots. Ten said no.

talkingpointsmemo.com
"I'll handle this."
2013-07-02 02:39:59 PM  
10 votes:

clambam: The other Romneys must have been given the wrong date for the vote.


Bapp didn't have the two forms of ID that Romney family votes require, and Pimm was scared away by a Black Panther (which may actually have been a coat)
2013-07-02 02:23:58 PM  
9 votes:
The family portrait is like a collection of stills from the old Batman show.

dailyrepublic.typepad.com
2013-07-02 03:18:41 PM  
6 votes:
img594.imageshack.us
2013-07-02 03:26:57 PM  
5 votes:
FTA: Written by The Washington Post's Dan Balz, the book is set to go on sale Aug. 6, 2013.

i78.photobucket.com
2013-07-02 02:56:35 PM  
4 votes:
No wonder he didn't trust Nate Silver, he wouldn't even listen to his own family.
2013-07-02 02:43:59 PM  
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-07-02 02:36:20 PM  
4 votes:

BunkoSquad: Jesus Christ, that schmuck couldn't even win an election in his own house


He didn't even get 47%!
2013-07-02 03:45:24 PM  
3 votes:

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 02:41:51 PM  
3 votes:
well we all know what befall Bapp for giving that fateful bit of advice....

i.imgur.com

rumor has it, Romney had the Stericycle invoice framed
2013-07-02 03:11:05 PM  
2 votes:
Even up until the day before he made the announcement, he was looking for excuses to get out of it.

Holy sh*t.

THEN YOU SHOULDA MANNED UP, WILLARD AND SAID NO.
2013-07-02 03:10:05 PM  
2 votes:
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 to celebrate.
2013-07-02 03:01:55 PM  
2 votes:
"I didn't want your dang presidency anyway! I'll make my own presidency! With blackjack! And hookers! Actually, I'm Mormon, forget the blackjack and hookers."
2013-07-02 02:42:19 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-07-02 02:42:11 PM  
2 votes:
Fox and the Grapes.
2013-07-02 02:30:30 PM  
2 votes:

BunkoSquad: Jesus Christ, that schmuck couldn't even win an election in his own house


Funny button can't be enabled fast enough.
2013-07-02 08:47:21 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-07-02 04:27:40 PM  
1 votes:
"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 03:47:17 PM  
1 votes:
I spit coffee all over at Foinsapp.

/too early for this
//moar caffee!
2013-07-02 03:45:54 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:25:52 PM  
1 votes:

nmrsnr: To be fair, though, he did run his campaign as if he were deliberately trying to lose, so this does explain that.


And he STILL got 47% of the vote.
2013-07-02 03:25:02 PM  
1 votes:

nmrsnr: To be fair, though, he did run his campaign as if he were deliberately trying to lose, so this does explain that.


He didn't write a concession speech, just to show them how much he didn't want to be running.
2013-07-02 03:18:08 PM  
1 votes:

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


I know this is supposed to be funny, but I get a real nasty visceral reaction to the idea of being treated to eighteen campaign months of the goddamn psychopathic Romney family.

I'm gonna go for Gohmert/Bachmann for 2016.
2013-07-02 03:12:41 PM  
1 votes:
To be fair, though, he did run his campaign as if he were deliberately trying to lose, so this does explain that.
2013-07-02 03:07:04 PM  
1 votes:

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


God tells all the most hilarious candidates to run.
2013-07-02 03:05:55 PM  
1 votes:
If this is to be believed Romney took on this odious task because he believed that he needed to save the country from itself.  The arrogance is mind-boggling.
2013-07-02 03:05:39 PM  
1 votes:
If there is a God, Mitt Romney will run again in 2016. For the lulz.
2013-07-02 03:04:53 PM  
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: well we all know what befall Bapp for giving that fateful bit of advice....

[i.imgur.com image 428x87]

rumor has it, Romney had the Stericycle invoice framed


On his piano?
2013-07-02 03:03:08 PM  
1 votes:
Given that R-Money is a massive narcissist, I find it hard to believe that he didn't want to be President.
2013-07-02 03:02:09 PM  
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: Yeah but who trusts an internet poll really.


Oh, I read internal as internet.  Never mind.

4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-07-02 03:00:49 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah but who trusts an internet poll really.
2013-07-02 02:55:38 PM  
1 votes:
No.  Mitt Romney's problem has been, and will be, that he wanted to prove that he was a better politician than his father.

The man has some serious daddy issues.
2013-07-02 02:53:44 PM  
1 votes:
Those grapes are probably sour huh Mitt?
2013-07-02 02:43:07 PM  
1 votes:

BunkoSquad: clambam: The other Romneys must have been given the wrong date for the vote.

Bapp didn't have the two forms of ID that Romney family votes require, and Pimm was scared away by a Black Panther (which may actually have been a coat)


Koltrigg has the same name as a double murderer, so her name was purged from the rolls and Missoureden accidentally voted for Pat Buchanan.
2013-07-02 02:43:01 PM  
1 votes:
What about Tugg Romney?
2013-07-02 02:41:42 PM  
1 votes:
Ptang-ptang voted yes, I believe.

Schlorp unavailable for comment

/throatwarbler mangrove
//semprini
2013-07-02 02:39:02 PM  
1 votes:

parasol: I remember this! It goes:

"Yeah? So WHAT? I didn't want to .......... ANYway!"

Parents of small children, ya with me?


Forget small children.  I didn't even WANT to date my dream girl who eventually married someone else in the first place!

I'm just glad I'm not disappointed and neither is Mitt.
2013-07-02 02:38:33 PM  
1 votes:
1. Good to know that in repub politics two votes outweigh ten. The other Romneys must have been given the wrong date for the vote.
2. Of course there was a better candidate for president of the United States, and Romney knows it. His name is Barack Obama.
2013-07-02 02:37:53 PM  
1 votes:
I remember this! It goes:

"Yeah? So WHAT? I didn't want to .......... ANYway!"

Parents of small children, ya with me?
 
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