Tough-talking Taggart Romney, the oldest son of the Republican presidential nominee would have us believe he is some kind of "bad dude."
After the second presidential candidates debate Tagg told a North Carolina radio interviewer that his instinct during one of the sharp exchanges was to "jump out of your seat" and "rush down to the debate stage and take a swing" at President Obama.
Excuse me. He would "take a swing" at the President of the United States? Does the Secret Service know about this threat against the president?
The younger Romney quickly indicated he wasn't speaking literally about striking the president. "You know you can't do that,'' he continued, "because, well, first because there's a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because this is the nature of the process."
So, let me get this straight. This young man said the first thing he thought about when deciding not to commit assault and battery against the head of state of his own country, was his worry about the security officers protecting the president, who would not let him get away with such a felony? Well, why didn't he just shout out "You lie," as did South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson during a presidential State of the Union address in 2009?
I've got a better idea for how any of the five Romney sons [who share a tax-free $100 million IRA given them by their dad], might work off their raging testosterone. If Tagg would like to "swing" on somebody, why doesn't he join the U.S. Marine Corps? Soon enough after basic training and OCS he could swing away at the Taliban or any of this country's declared enemies, rather than at the officials who are supposed to be on his "same side."
But no, military service – particularly not in time of conflict – is not a male Romney family trait. According to Tagg's momma, Miss Ann Romney, speaking recently on ABC's "The View" said that her husband Mitt Romney serving as a Mormon missionary in Paris, France, in the late 1960s was like the service – and, lives of more than 58,000 Americans – given by members of the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Mrs. Romney also included her five sons in that same claim of equal service.
Even though there was no Agent Orange, nor were there any Viet Cong for Mitt to have to contend with in Paris, it must have been pretty rough service there, don't you think? After all, Gov. Romney told a group of veterans recently: "I want a military so strong, no one wants to test it." I guess he feels that the U.S. military has been pretty strong without any Romney men in uniform up until now, it can get along nicely for another four or eight years without them as well.
Gov. Romney must reason that any slack in the military ranks can and should be picked up by the 47 percent of Americans who don't take personal responsibility for their own lives, who don't pay taxes, and who will vote for President Obama, regardless.
Tough-talking Tagg Romney, the oldest of the Romney litter is the heir to the family dynasty. Tough-talking Tagg, obviously must not be shamed by any comparison with the example of England's Prince Harry, an heir to the centuries-old British Throne. Prince Harry is a helicopter pilot, serving in combat in Afghanistan, at this very hour. Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau is a major in the Delaware Army National Guard and served a tour of duty in Iraq beginning in 2008.
Obviously, neither Tough-talking Tagg Romney, nor his momma Miss Ann, nor his daddy have ever read about Presidents John F. Kennedy, or George H.W. Bush, both of whom were wounded in combat. No. Their religious missionary service is equal to the blood-and-tears-service of those who put on the uniform and risk their lives for this country's gun-slinging foreign policy, a policy which Gov. Romney wants to continue and expand.
No, Tough-talking Tagg Romney, according to Truth Out.org is now serving his country in another way: "Through a closely held equity fund called Solamere ... [Tagg and his family] holds a majority share ... in Hart Intercivic, a company that owns the notoriously faulty electronic voting machines that will count the ballots in swing state Ohio November 7. Hart machines will also be used elsewhere in the United States."
In other words, a candidate for the presidency, and his brother, wife and son, have a straight-line financial interest in the voting machines that could decide this fall's election. These machines cannot be monitored by the public. But they will help decide the winner of the presidential election.
Tough-talking Tagg doesn't just talk-the-talk. He walks-the-walk.