Romney Boys Make a Lighter Case for Dad

While not as prominent as in 2008, Romney's sons still campaigning hard
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2012 10:36 AM CST
Mitt Romney speaking as his wife Ann Romney and their sons (L-R) Josh, Matt, Craig and Tagg look on at the Hotel Fort Des Moines on the night of the Iowa Caucuses January 3, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Dear old Dad might get knocked around for being a bit wooden, but Mitt Romney's sons are pounding the campaign trail, four Romney clones hawking the candidate's personal story, cracking wise, and talking the talking points, reports the New York Times. “I think one thing we offer is a perspective on his character,” says Matt Romney.

With Romney's high-power, numbers-driven campaign full of big-time operatives, his sons concentrate on the lighter side—when they aren't busy pulling pranks on each other and providing moral support (Josh recently tried unsuccessfully to duct-tape Tagg in the campaign bus bathroom). Politics seems to be in the family, too, as sons Josh and Tagg are both reportedly considering running for public office soon. Only Romney's "non-Romney" son, the blond Ben, 33, is absent from the campaign—because he is a medical resident in radiology. Of course, Romney isn't the only candidate with offspring helping his campaign.

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