Tagg Romney: I Wanted to Punch Obama

Mitt's oldest son didn't like president calling his dad a liar during debate
By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2012 8:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Don't mess with those rough and tumble Romney boys: In an interview with a North Carolina radio station yesterday picked up by Buzzfeed, the candidate's oldest son, Tagg, was asked how it felt to hear the president call his dad dishonest during Tuesday's debate. "Jump out of your seat and you want to rush down to the stage and take a swing at him," he laughingly said, though he quickly admitted that wouldn't happen, since such remarks are "the nature of the process." Also, he says, there's that matter of getting through the Secret Service.

"They're gonna try to do everything they can do to try to make my dad into someone he's not," continued Tagg. "We signed up for it, we've gotta try to kind of sit there and take our punches, and then send them right back the other way." He also admitted that his dad was "terrified" before the debates, but again quickly self-corrected, saying that was too strong a word, but "like anybody, he gets butterflies a little bit." (Read more Tagg Romney stories.)

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