A half-decade of relentless reluctance.
“[Mitt Romney] wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to … run. If he could have found someone else to take his place … he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.”
— Tagg Romney, from the Annals of Improbable Assertions, Boston Globe, 23 December 2012.