Mitt Romney’s son–I Wanted to ‘Take a Swing’ at Obama During Debate

ed note–we all know that had he been anyone other than Romney’s son he would already be in jail somewhere being questioned ‘vigorously’ by the Secret Service

Tagg Romney, the eldest of Mitt Romney’s five sons, said on Wednesday that he wanted to “take a swing” at President Obama during Tuesday night’s debate, BuzzFeed reports.

Speaking on a local North Carolina radio station, Romney was asked about hearing “the president of the United States call your dad a liar.”

“You want to rush down to the stage and take a swing at him,” Tagg said jokingly, according to BuzzFeed audio. “But you know you can’t do that because, well, first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because that’s the nature of the process.”

He continued, saying the Obama campaign has set out to make his father “someone’s he’s not,” but he acknowledged that they have to “sit there and take our punches.” Before the debate, he said, his father gets nervous.

“Are you kidding? He’s terrified before he gets out there!” he said. “Terrified is too strong a word. But you know, like anybody, he gets butterflies a little bit. And then once he’s in it, two or three minutes, he’s forgotten about the nervousness.”

Romney has taken on a larger role in the campaign in recent weeks, speaking at more events and reportedly advising his father on strategy.

  1. #1 by sea on 10/19/2012 - 9:34

    lol Tagg

  2. #2 by Matthew/Boston on 10/19/2012 - 9:34

    Please come to your senses and do the right thing. Go to AIPAC headquarters and start swinging your fists there.

  3. #3 by ruby22-kate on 10/19/2012 - 9:34

    Obama called Mitt a liar? Who hasn’t noticed that he’s a lie-a-holic, his family needs to do an intervention and get Dad the help he needs. Get him in treatment,

  4. #4 by Romans70AD on 10/19/2012 - 9:34

    Mormons are a violent people after all. Remember the Mountain Meadows Massacre. When this vicious cult massacred emigrants on their way to California for a better life. As shown in the excellent film September Dawn. Mormonism has many similarities to Judaism, and to claim that they are Christians is a pure blasphemy.

  5. #5 by @AnneBeck58 on 10/19/2012 - 9:34

    So he wanted to Tagg Obama?
    I think plenty feel that.
    However, Mitt is a liar. Come and tagg me, punk.

  6. #6 by Pete Alden on 10/19/2012 - 9:34

    What a punk-ass rich boy! I’ll bet if he got bitch-slapped, he’d cry. Draft him and put him on the front line somewhere. Talk about someone who needs a good ass-kickin’! Put a parachute on him and drop him over Afghanistan with a bunch of pictures showing jarheads pissing on the people they killed.

  7. #7 by bigcree1Shadowhawk on 10/20/2012 - 9:34

    Where does the hypocrisy end? What a ‘show’ of manhood by this listless nobody who has benefited from ill gotten gains from Bain. No different from the fraud calling another fraud what he is. The whole dog & pony show is pathetic.

  8. #8 by Jean on 10/20/2012 - 9:34

    Heads we lose, tails we lose, either candidate will assure that we (the people) lose. I have heard nothing but lies from either candidate with only two exceptions. Obama said Romney was a liar,
    one of the rare truths he ever said. Romney said Obama is a liar and an incompetant leader, one of the rare truths Romney has said.

  9. #9 by annebeck58 on 10/20/2012 - 9:34

    I cannot imagine my son saying he’d, “Like to take a swing at..”, ANYONE.
    These Romneys! Nice family, eh?

  10. #10 by Jean on 10/20/2012 - 9:34

    The winner has already been selected. Voting means nothing. There is never a recount, The revamped voter news service formerly known as VNS tells us who our next president is and that is final. We have no way to prove or disprove who got the majority of the votes. As has been said, It is not who votes but who counts the votes that determines the winner.

  11. #11 by michael mazur on 10/20/2012 - 9:34

    What should have upset him and didn’t was when at 1hr19-21min Romney said that because of Executive Privelege they were unable to find out more about Operation Fast and Furious – the gun running operation into Mexico, and after about ten more seconds Obama is heard softly saying, `Candy`, but at which moment the camera isn’t on him.

    The moderator, Candy, gets Romney back on track for a little while, and then it’s Obama’s turn.

    The importance of this is that the Executive Privelege matter was Romney straying off the reservation, and it could not be left hanging in the air unaddressed were Obama to too soon come in for his turn in the debate, which is why his one word `dog whistle` to the moderator to first get Romney back on track before it was Obama’s turn.

    I myself had missed `Candy` first time around, and only stumbled on this because after watching the whole vid i wanted to see if the transcript had omitted the reference to Executive Privelege.

    The transcript was faithful to the audio, and then some, because there i discovered that they had included Obama’s `dog whistle` to the moderator, which in the vid and audio is really soft, and easily missed, but she didn’t miss it, and knew that Executive Privelege is not an area to stray into.

    Everyone in the studio would have heard and seen Obama say it, i’m sure.

    `Dog whistle politics` is a term used in Australia for when someone is addressing a room full of people and makes a passing reference to something only few there can know anything about, conferring to them an advantage.

  12. #12 by p.j. on 10/20/2012 - 9:34

    SON OF DRAFT DODGER talks tough.

  13. #13 by Ingrid B on 10/20/2012 - 9:34

    Does anyone know why mass murderer Bush, as governor of Texas, stopped the execution of a self confessed mass murderer called Lucas.. this guy was into some weird stuff, and died in prison..

  14. #14 by Al on 10/21/2012 - 9:34

    Romney’s family are showing their real face or personality… If Romney becomes president (God forbid) he will do his own “swing” against American people and even against the whole world…

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