Mitt Romney’s son Tagg jokes: I wanted to ‘take a swing’ at Obama during debate

Tagg Romney son of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gives an interview during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Tagg Romney son of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gives an interview during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mitt Romney’s oldest son had a strong reaction to Tuesday’s presidential debate: he felt like rushing down to the stage and “taking a swing” at President Barack Obama.

Or at least that’s what the son of the Republican presidential candidate told a local radio host, Bill LuMaye, who hosts a show in Wisconsin.

“I wanna ask something I know a lot of people want to know. What is it like for you to hear the President of the United States call your Dad a liar?” LuMaye asked Romney at the top of the interview.

“You know, ah, rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him,” Romney joked. “But you know you can’t do that because, well, first there’s a lot of secret service agents between you and him…”

The exchange quickly hit the Internet, and was posted by several liberal websites, including the Political Carnival and The Daily Kos, and shared via Twitter.

You can hear the entire interview here. Romney went on to describe what his father is really like off the campaign trail, and whether he and his brothers give their father campaign advice.