All five of Mitt Romney’s sons want their dad to become president — but only one is spending 38 of the last 40 days of the election working to make that happen on the campaign trail.
In the blur of well-heeled good looks and generic charisma that defines the public perception of the Romney brood, it’s easy for outside observers to differentiate among them, and to miss the increasingly active role being seized by the candidate’s eldest son. But over the past two months, Tagg has emerged not only as his father’s most motivated surrogate, but also as his most trusted ally and key political adviser.
“Second only to his mother, Tagg is probably the most trusted individual in Mitt’s life on political matters,” said Kirk Jowers, a longtime friend of Mitt Romney’s, and director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. “Tagg really devoted himself in 2007 and ‘8, and has stayed engaged all the way through until now.”
If Romney wins the presidency, his five successful, well-educated sons could provide the necessary building blocks for a political dynasty — and no one is more valuable to that future than Tagg, according to advisers, family friends, and campaign insiders. Already, his advice to his father is beginning to supersede what’s coming out of the Boston campaign headquarters — and many believe his influence will only grow going forward.
“He’s very protective of his dad, both behind his back and in front of him,” said one person close to the campaign. “He’s always been sensitive to it, but he’s become very assertive recently in making sure people aren’t doing his father harm, or not living up to their responsibilities to him.”http://alturl.com/kktwq
And this could very well be the secret to his recent success. Somebody is definitely giving him some very good advice.
Posted: 10.10.12 A. D. @ 8:00 a.m.