Tagg Romney Wanted to ‘Take a Swing’ At Obama (Audio)

Let's focus on the positive: He didn't actually do it

Tagg Romney, the eldest of Mitt Romney's five sons, jested in a radio interview that he wanted to "take a swing" at President Obama during Tuesday's debate.

Getty ImagesIn an interview with North Carolina radio host Bill LuMaye, the 42-year-old was asked what it was like to hear the president call his father a liar.

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"You want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him," Tagg Romney responded. "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 just the nature of the process. They're gonna to try to do everything they can do to try to make my dad into someone he's not. We signed up for it. We've got to kind of sit there and take our punches and then send them right back the other way."

To be clear, we're all just talking about rhetorical punches, right?

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Tagg Romney also said his father is "absolutely" nervous before debates.

"Are you kidding? He's terrified before he gets out there!" he said. "Terrified is too strong a word. but you know, like anybody, he gets butterflies a little bit. And then once he's in it, two or three minutes, he's forgotten about the nervousness and he's amped up and ready to go."

Listen to the audio, courtesy of BuzzFeed: