Tagg Romney, the oldest of Mitt Romney’s five sons, raised eyebrows last week when he explained to a radio interviewer what it was like to watch President Obama assail his dad’s truthfulness. The 42-year-old said the comments made him want to “jump out of my seat and … rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him.” He made the comments to North Carolina radio host Bill LuMaye. “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 this is the nature of the process.,” Tagg said. “They’re going to do everything they can do to try to make my dad into someone he’s not.”
The comments raised eyebrows across the nation and were even satirized onNBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” ABC News quickly hit the stage after the final debate came to a close, and reported that Tagg apologized to the president for the remark. It was a mea culpa the president quickly accepted. Jokingly, Tagg’s younger brother Josh, 37, notes that he has, in fact, taken punches from Tagg — and that the president has nothing to worry about.