Tagg Romney may not have seen the possible ramifications of his comment that he wanted to “take a swing” at the President, but someone should have told him. After the interview that he stated that in, the internet took that and ran with it. The comment, if you haven’t heard and don’t wish to click on the previous link, came as a result of the host asking the question “What it is like for you to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar. How do you react to that?”
To which Taggert responded, “Uh, you know, uh, well, jump out of your seat, and you want to rush down there to the debate stage and take a swing at him.”
Of course there were immediately several thousand offers from people around the nation to take the President’s spot in this bout against Tagg (one notably from Lawrence O’Donnell). Apparently he wishes to decline the myriad offers of direct physical confrontation, because he recently went on an apology tour of his own and told President Barack Obama that he’s sorry.
This took place after the third debate, as reported by ABC News:
Sources tell ABC News that on stage after the debate last night, Tagg apologized to the president for the remark, a mea culpa the president quickly accepted.
A source close to the Romney campaign reports that Tagg’s younger brother Josh, 37, notes that he has, in fact, taken punches from Tagg – and that the president has nothing to worry about.
I find myself agreeing with Laura Clawson of the Daily Kos, who writes:
Never, ever apologizing for anything is a big thing in the Romney family. You’ve got No Apology, Mitt’s seminal work of campaign pablum, which ties in with Mitt’s campaign trail outrage at the international “apology tour” he falsely claims President Barack Obama made. But now, son Tagg Romney is having to make a little apology tour of his own, because it turns out that even if you’re a rich white dude and the president is black, you don’t just get to say you wanted to take a swing at him without raising some eyebrows.
It looks like the Romneys can apologize after all.