Romney considered scrapping presidential bid in 2011 spring, claims new book

Washington, July 3 (ANI): Republican Mitt Romney had officially announced his candidacy for president in June 2011, but considered scrapping his campaign altogether during the spring of that year, according to a new book.

The details are mentioned in a soon-to-be-released book about the 2012 presidential campaign by The Washington Post's Dan Balz.

The book reveals that Romney confirmed after the election that he called his son, Tagg, one morning to tell him he thought he was not going to run for presidency.

The book, titled "Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America," is due out August 6. It details the 2012 White House race through Election Day and its aftermath.

According to the report, this was not the first time Romney shared his apprehensions about the run with his son.

During a Christmas holiday trip to Hawaii in 2010, the Romney family held a vote. Should Romney, who lost in the 2008 primary, run for president once again?

Ten out of 12 family members voted no, including the candidate, with only Tagg and Ann Romney voting 'yes'.

Romney also reflected on his "47 percent" comment, which he said he did not initially think would become a major focus.

He said the perception that his remarks suggested he did not care about many Americans was incorrect.

According to the report, Romney told Balz that his campaign's biggest mistake in the primary was not giving more attention to the February 7 contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. (ANI)

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