Mitt Romney was close to his father, George, who was governor of Michigan and ran for president in 1968. George Romney was very involved in his son's first political campaign against Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., in 1994. Mitt Romney's three oldest sons were in college by then, so their childhoods weren't shaped by his political career, but several have since become close political advisers to their father.
Tagg and Josh are the most involved, while Matt and Craig tend to hang back. Ben is rarely seen on the campaign trail, busy with his medical residency and less interested in politics than the others. Tagg is the only brother who gets the emails that campaign aides send out to staffers, but both he and Josh follow the campaign's traveling press corps on Twitter.
But next summer, the lakefront estate could be the Wolfeboro White House. Surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Romney said he and his wife woke up that morning and marveled.
"We looked at each other," Romney said, "and said, 'Oh, gosh, our love really started something, didn't it?'"
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