Mitt Romney’s son Tagg was overheard saying he wanted to punch President Obama after Obama repeatedly called his father out on his lies.
While this is apparently causing a bit of a firestorm, I don’t see the big deal in it. Here’s why:
1.) People can’t help how they feel. And frankly, it’s wrong to tell people how they should feel. What people can help is how they react to how they feel. Tagg’s reaction to his feelings was not to engage in violence. This is a good thing.
2.) While I do feel that what Romney’s campaign has done has been to misrepresent and lie about President Obama’s record, I also know that if someone were to call one of my loved ones a “liar”, I’d want to punch them too. I can only hope I have Tagg’s self control (or, alternatively, that the people I’d want to punch don’t have Secret Service protection).
For the record, I’m an Obama supporter & donor.