New Book: Romney Family Voted 10-2 Against Presidential Run

Tuesday, 02 Jul 2013 03:01 PM

By Lisa Barron

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The family of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney voted in December 2010 on whether he should enter the race for the White House, and the result was overwhelmingly negative.

In a new book, "Collision 2012," Washington Post writer Dan Balz reveals that "ten of the twelve family members voted no," including Romney himself.

"Mitt Romney was one of those ten voting against another campaign. The only yes votes were from Ann Romney and Tagg Romney. Some of the reservations were personal. All of them knew how disruptive and invasive a presidential campaign would be in their lives," wrote Balz.

According to Balz, son Tagg said of Romney, "Even up until the day before he made the announcement, he was looking for excuses to get out of it," adding, "If there had been someone who he thought would have made a better president than he, he would gladly have stepped aside."

Balz, who had sources in both campaign headquarters and all along the campaign trail, also wrote that Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, R-Wis., were so confident they were going to win that Ryan was deciding who should replace him on the House Budget Committee.

Balz's book hits bookshelves in August.



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