Tagg Romney Reportedly Apologizes to President Obama for “Taking a Swing at Him” Comment

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Tagg Romney Reportedly Apologizes to President Obama for “Taking a Swing at Him” Comment (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Mitt Romney’s oldest son, Tagg Romney, apologized to President Obama Monday for saying he wanted to “take a swing” at him during the Hofstra University presidential debate. The two men were seen speaking on stage after the last presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton. CNN reports that two Obama aides said the conversation included an apology for the remark, which Tagg Romney made last week during an interview with a radio station.

Asked in that interview what it’s like “to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar,” Tagg Romney joked about his fantasy response.

“Jump out of your seat and you want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him,” he said. “But you know you can’t do that because, well, first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because that’s the nature of the process. You know they’re going to try to do anything they can do to make my dad into something he’s not.” “We signed up for it, we’ve got to kind of sit there and take our punches, and send them the other way,” he continued. Source

Joke or no joke, it’s not cool to say you want to take a swing at the president. That’s just wrong and totally disrespectful. Now that’s been put to rest, how about his association with the company providing voting machines in Ohio? That’s a little too close for comfort for me.

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.