Romney’s Son Says Dad Is A Problem Solver

Mitt Romney's oldest son says that although his father has a reputation for being robotic and out of touch, he's really just the kind of guy who, deep down, wants to lend a helping hand.

Mitt Romney’s oldest son says that although his father has a reputation for being robotic and out of touch, he’s really just the kind of guy who, deep down, wants to lend a helping hand.

In a new e-book written by Politico correspondent Mike Allen and author and journalist Evan Thomas, Tagg Romney compared his dad to the neighborhood handyman.

Here’s an excerpt:

‘In his spare time, he wants to solve problems,’ Tagg Romney said in an interview. ‘He wants to figure out, when he comes over to your house, he wants to figure out, “Well, your boiler’s not working. How are we going to fix the boiler?” and “Have you noticed that some of your trees are dying out there? Why are your trees dying? What’s causing that? Can we figure that out, and can we go down to the hardware store and see if they’ve got something to fix that?” And all of a sudden you see him driving a tractor in your backyard, and he’s pulling stuff up. He’s like, “Oh, these rocks were doing that.” I mean, that’s just who he is.”‘

The book, a detailed account of Romney’s campaign so far, portrays the GOP frontrunner as a candidate who worries about committing gaffes in public, and is reluctant to open up about himself on the trail.

Click here to read more…

Tags: , , , ,

Geoff Holtzman
Geoff Holtzman is Talk Radio News Service's Deputy Bureau Chief. As one of TRNS's primary correspondents, he helps cover the White House and Capitol Hill. Geoff also covered the 2012 presidential campaign, following the candidates to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and elsewhere. In the process, he learned that not all Motel 6's are created equal. Follow Geoff on Twitter @Geoff_Holtzman.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Ireland Opens Polls On Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

Flag of Ireland

Polls have opened Friday for Irish citizens to vote on a referendum to legalize same-sex marriage, which opinion surveys have expected to pass

Gallup: Social Liberals Equal Conservatives For The First Time

The findings mark the lowest percentage of self-identified social conservatives and the highest percentage of self-identified social liberals.

TRNS News Notes- 5/22

PATRIOT Act: Votarama?
Trading up in Senate?
Obama: Not losing ISIS fight
DC mansion murders: Arrest
Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails

Clinton Aide Agrees To Testify Over Benghazi Emails

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton addresses press over email controversy March 10, 2015. Photo/Luke Vargas TRNS

Sidney Blumenthal first indicated to Clinton that the attack was in response to a negative depiction of the Prophet Mohammed by demonstrators, the next day emailed that it was rather a terrorist attack

Friday, May 22

● Criminal’s arrest was case of mistaken identity

● Rules for police body cameras

● Reduced salt intake can reduce health costs

● San Jose joins list of big cities

● Sweepstakes scam brought to a halt

● Bashing Congress is bipartisan sport

Grand Jury Indicts Police Officers In Death Of Freddie Gray

The case now moves from district court to Baltimore City Circuit Court.