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Romney son jokes he wants to ‘take a swing’ at Obama

Romney son jokes he wants to ‘take a swing’ at Obama
Posted at 11:47 AM, Oct 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-18 13:51:31-04

By CNN Political Unit

(CNN) — Mitt Romney’s oldest son joked in a radio interview Wednesday his preferred method of dealing with a combative President Barack Obama was to “take a swing” at his dad’s rival.

Asked on the Bill Lumaye radio show what it’s like “to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar,” Tagg Romney joked about his fantasy response.

“Jump out of your seat and you want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him,” he said. “But you know you can’t do that because, well, first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because that’s the nature of the process. You know they’re going to try to do anything they can do to make my dad into something he’s not.”

“We signed up for it, we’ve got to kind of sit there and take our punches, and send them the other way,” he continued.

Asked about the response Thursday, Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said Tagg Romney was “joking about how frustrating this process can be for family.”

CNN’s Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report.

Listen to the sound clip on TMZ.com.

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