Mitt Romney: Don’t Run For Office If You Need The Salary TPM2012
Mitt Romney recounted some advice from his father, former presidential candiate George Romney, in Sunday’s NBC/Facebook debate about running for office: make sure you’re set for cash already.
“I happened to see my dad run for governor when he was 54 years old,” Romney said. “He had good advice to me. He said never get involved in politics if you have to win election to pay a mortgage. If you find yourself in a position when you can serve, you ought to have a responsibility to do so if you think you can make a difference, and don’t get involved in politics when your kids are still young because it may turn their heads.”
Translation: The rich should lead and the 99% should follow.