Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney—who tried to convince wealthy donors that he was the right person to lead the United States because 47% of the country is made up of layabouts who support President Obama—lost the 2012 presidential election. So it's a good thing that he never really wanted to be president! In a great Boston Globe feature about the Romney campaign's missteps, number one son Tagg Romney says his dad "wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to ... run." Then things TOTALLY WORKED OUT.

According to the Globe, Tagg and Ann Romney convinced Mitt to run. Tagg Romney, who wanted to punch mean old Obama, said of his father, "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."

Other highlights: Romney political director Rich Beeson marveling at how Obama had 3,000 paid workers (Romney only had 500) and hundreds of thousands of volunteers, "Now I know what they were doing with all the staffs and ­office. They were literally creating a one-to-one contact with voters," and at how Obama's campaign did get minorities to come out and vote, "They altered the face of the election by driving up the Latino turnout. They told us they would do it. I didn’t think they would do it, and they did."