By Joshua Altman - 07/17/12 07:36 PM EDT
“I didn’t want him to run again, I really didn’t,” said Matt Romney in an interview with NBC correspondent Peter Alexander, set to air on Thursday.
In the interview, the five Romney sons also tried to present a more light-hearted picture of the former Massachusetts governor, who is often seen as having a stiff speaking style and failing to connect with voters on the trail.
“He’s just Dad, he’s just a little goofy” Tag Romney said, joking about his father and attempting to explain some of his less understood comments on the stump.
“It’s the same corny jokes we grew up with” Craig Romney added. “We’re used to it.”
Romney’s sons say that while they are accustomed to their father’s attempts at humor, they know it isn’t always to everybody’s enjoyment.
“He’s always trying to entertain” Craig said, before pausing to note that “sometimes it’s successful and sometimes its not.”