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Politics

Analysis

Mitt Romney faces specter of presidency — or private life

MANCHESTER, N.H. - It was during a household meeting in December 2006 that Tagg Romney spoke for the rest of his family as he urged his father to cast aside any doubts and run for president.

“I don’t think you have a choice; I think you have to run,” Mitt Romney’s eldest son said, as his father sat with a legal pad in his lap and surveyed the opinions of not just his wife and their own children, but their sons’ respective wives.

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