Book: Romney Didn’t Want to Run

Oh, Mitt, didn’t anyone ever tell you that if you don’t vote for yourself, nobody else will—even in your own family? Apparently the 2012 Republican contender and his family had a poll to decide if he would run—and he voted no, according to a new book. Collision 2012, by The Washington Post’s Dan Balz, will be released in August, but The Huffington Post has obtained an early copy. Ten Romney family members voted that Romney shouldn’t run—including Mitt himself. “A lot of the thinking on the part of my brothers and dad was, ‘I’m not sure I can win a primary given those dynamics’” of being a moderate from Massachusetts, Tagg Romney told Balz. What overrode the family vote? Apparently seeing the other would-be candidates.