I'm convinced that RawMoney wanted the job so badly he could taste it - if for no other reason than as a 'trophy' accomplishment that his father sought but couldn't attain. The son's allusion to gawd is another likely reason why Mutt kept running; he was just helping fulfill gawd's will, yunno. Even the attempt to portray Mutt as self-effacing is an outright lie, considering the lengths to which he went to draw attention to himself before & during the campaign.
It'll take more than a few offhand comments from his worthless son to counteract the accumulated evidence of the past few years. Mutt thought he was destined for greatness - ordained by gawd, no less - so it's gotta sting like a mother. I hope the lesson is not lost on his dissipated progeny, who probably have 'daddy' issues of their own and may decide to make their own 'divine right' run for office at some point.