Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ripped From The Headlines

Caption: 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He didn't want the job, but had to run anyway. Twice.

Image credit: Jessica Rinaldi/Wikimedia

The holiday season tends to be one of the slowest times of year in the news business. How else to explain this?

Tagg Romney told the Boston Globe that his father, Mitt Romney, only reluctantly ran for president.

Said Romney's eldest son: "He wanted to be president less than anyone I've met in my life. He had no desire to run."

He added: "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."

Son Says Romney Was a Reluctant Candidate

Beyond a sudden interest in the opinions of the rich and pointless, I can't see any reason why anyone would want to cover this. Well, maybe to generate lots of commentary, of which my favorite was this one by a commenter "nctodc":

Nothing says truly reluctant like doing something twice.

Son Says Romney Was a Reluctant Candidate

Yep. Comics just weren't getting enough chuckles, apparently.

(h/t Earthbound Misfit, I. I never would have seen this.)

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