Mitt Romney, The Saddest Man In The World

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How do you think Mitt Romney's feeling right now? Probably not so great. Not only did he lose his last chance to win the White House, his campaign wasted about $25,000 for a fireworks display that never was, and his supporters' fair-weather qualities are more apparent than ever:

By the end of his campaign, Romney seemed to have a sense of peace
about the type of race he had run. But the man who loves data also has
to accept that he was rejected by young voters, by minorities of every
kind, and even by his home town of Belmont and his home state of
Massachusetts.

By the time he addressed his supporters on Tuesday night — in a
massive convention hall that opened when he was governor, in the same
building where he staged the national call day for his first campaign —
the crowd had thinned.

They chanted “Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!” and attempted
to sing “God Bless America.” But it was lackluster and half-hearted.
Some donors, who were vital to making sure his campaign was flush with
cash, had left the convention hall when the result had become clear.

It is unclear what Romney, 65, will do next, but those close to him
expect it could be non-profit work, becoming more active in the Mormon
Church, or, for the time being, becoming a full-time grandfather.

Meanwhile, some are suggesting that Obama should offer Romney a cabinet seat, but would Romney even want something he can't buy?

Comments

  1. ChrisQ says

    A cabinet seat? What Obama should do is tell Mitt to go f**ck himself for all the horrible lies and slanders he threw The President’s way, but Mr. Obama is far too classy for that. Just ignore Lord and Lady Romney, as the last stand for the irrelevant racist remnants of the Tea-O-P. That’ll sting the most.

  2. says

    my hope is that he looks at the real numbers of the election, their demographics, and he realizes that by having 18 grandchildren, it’s highly unlikely that they’re all Straight.

    and that the people he’s worked against are the only people who voted to make the lives of his potentially-gay grandchildren better.

  3. mrbill says

    OK no Massachusetts did not vote for Mit we HATE!!! him here get that electing him was a mistake he dupe us and we were scared shitless he would dupe the rest of the country you could hear one collective exhale from the Berkshires to cape cod when seceded to Obama

  4. Heidi says

    “some are suggesting that Obama should offer Romney a cabinet seat”

    Don’t worry. Nobody takes the Herald seriously.

  5. luminum says

    Half-hearted attempts to sing “God Bless America”? Or just a crowd that didn’t know all the words? Hmm…

  6. Modern Meet says

    Sad? These people don’t give a s**t! They have no feelings, no remorse, no regret, they’re monsters!

  7. john patrick says

    I think Obama should get new chairs for the Cabinet room, and give one of the old ones to Romney so he and Eastwood can talk to the chair from time to time.

  8. e.c. says

    I love that whenever republicans lose the democrats are always supposed to sit down with them or give them positions in their administrations, like republicans are ALWAYS doing that when they win.

  9. says

    I’m not emotionally sick enough to want to try and save Mitt Romney from evaluating his own ghastily behavior! His lies, his manipulating, his demeaning of others are very serious personal character issues that reside deep inside his tarnished fascade…let him sit life out in the front row seat of his own dishonorable making surrounded by his shallow look-alikes…keep the ill-mannered greedster far away from the rest of us! Primero Dios.

  10. jamal49 says

    Perhaps Mittens should just go ahead and retire to the Cayman Islands. He’s fond of stashing his cash there. I’m sure they’d welcome him with open arms.

    I have no sympathy and no pity for the man. Good riddance.

  11. says

    There are two options for Mitt:

    (a) tar and feather him and run him out of town
    (b) have mercy on him and send him back to Utah to do bishop things.

    If Obama gave the “Mitt the tit” a job he too would be run out of town !

  12. Adam says

    Belmont is not his “hometown” – he bought a condo and spends nearly no time there. His wife is sometimes spotted walking around, but judging from all their other luxury homes, this was just a residence to claim Massachusetts residency. (My parents live in the same development.)

    But to answer the question this post asks: I don’t think Mitt Romney has any feelings. Okay, maybe greed, lust for power, and anger at those who do not submit to his will. So maybe angry.

    He has plenty of time to go visit his money in its Caribbean hidey-hole, so maybe he’ll get a real tan instead of spraying one on.

  13. Esther Blodgett says

    Were any of these folks genuinely surprised by the election’s outcome? If they were then they could not read the handwriting that was writ large on the wall for quite a while. Even post-first-debate, the Romney surge was just that, a surge, which then abated.

    The handwriting has been on the wall in every Presidential race in the last 40 or so years save for Gore-Bush and Ford-Carter. If the people involved in the campaigns are surprised, they haven’t been doing their homework.

    The Presidential part of this election produced no surprises, the Senate races produced a couple of cliff-hangers and the House races a few surprises.

    But I would say everyone woke up on Election Day knowing what the results would be.

    I did and I’m an amateur.

  14. Esther Blodgett says

    Were any of these folks genuinely surprised by the election’s outcome? If they were then they could not read the handwriting that was writ large on the wall for quite a while. Even post-first-debate, the Romney surge was just that, a surge, which then abated.

    The handwriting has been on the wall in every Presidential race in the last 40 or so years save for Gore-Bush and Ford-Carter. If the people involved in the campaigns are surprised, they haven’t been doing their homework.

    The Presidential part of this election produced no surprises, the Senate races produced a couple of cliff-hangers and the House races a few surprises.

    But I would say everyone woke up on Election Day knowing what the results would be.

    I did and I’m an amateur.

  15. Caliban says

    “Meanwhile, some are suggesting that Obama should offer Romney a cabinet seat”

    Are they f*cking NUTS?!

    How about an ambassadorship to the Middle East? I hear there’s a new opening…

    Give him a bicycle and he can go out proselytizing. It’ll feel like he’s 18 all over again.

  16. Bryan says

    Offer him a cabinet seat my ass. Obama will probably call him once so he fulfills his end of “I will speak to Gov.Romney on how we can work together” and that’ll be it.

  17. Paul R says

    No way would Obama do that, and if he did there’s no way that Romney would accept. What a stupid suggestion.

  18. excy says

    A Romney aide, Erick Fehrnstrom, stated that at one point on election night as the results poured in Romney just turned off the TV and just played with the grandkids. I can’t imagine the exhaustion, the defeat. He had been rejected by a majority in his country, he lost his own state and polled lower than his rival in his home town.
    I also can’t imagine that President Obama will offer him a cabinet seat.

  19. Icebloo says

    Martian Mitt has probably forgotten all about the election by now. He’s a BILLIONAIRE. He didn’t need a job – this was just a game for him. He wanted to be able to say he had made it the top. It was all about his ego. Now he’s bored with it and onto his next game. He has to have games like this to fill his time – unlike the rest of us who have to WORK he has days and days of leisure activities.

    Have no sympathy for this evil, corrupt liar. Save your sympathy for genuine people who need help – people like the thousands made jobless by Mitt when he sent their jobs abroad to make money for himself !

    So America we did GREAT ! I still feel elated ! It’s like a huge object has been lifted off my shoulders. We defeated evil and saved our planet. The dark cloud of evil has been banished.

    Now Martian Mitt and his 55 alien offspring have boarded their spacecraft and are headed back to their home planet !

    Celebrate America ! We dodged a MASSIVE bullet this week !

  20. arundel says

    Interesting idea to offer him a cabinet seat. Wouldn’t that require he release more taxes as part of the confirmation process?

  21. Baffled says

    Sarah Palin found her own way – let Mitt follow the beat of his own drummer.

    Honestly, I could care less. We just dodged a bullet (“It’s the Supreme Court, stupid.”) Think of whom Romney might have appointed.

  22. Icebloo says

    Why would Obama try to work with Mitt ? Mitt has NO power now. The Republican Party officials rejected him within minutes of him losing. They were all over him like vultures – attacking his policies (which they had agreed with just hours before) and attacking the decisions he took and the way he ran his campaign.
    In typical Republican fashion they could not act fast enough to distance themselves from the losing candidate.

    Martian Mitt has absolutely no influence in the Republican Party any more. Obama would be wasting his time to trying to use Mitt as a middle man – PLUS the fact that Mitt is the biggest liar in America – how could Obama ever trust him with anything ?

  23. Icebloo says

    Let’s all remember that McCain told lies about his income too ! He moved his money into his wife’s name so he didn’t have to declare it. He claimed he was only living on his salary as a Senator.

    ALL REPUBLICANS ARE LIARS !

    How can Obama work with any of them ? They are all so dishonest. These religious nuts are the biggest liars on the planet !

  24. Icebloo says

    If only we had the election today – we could have defeated evil Mitt and delusional Ryan on Bram Sroker’s 165th birthday ! It would have been more fitting to defeat the evil empire on such a date !

  25. Soren456 says

    More than anything else, Romney puts me in mind of Nixon, in the sense that there’s virtually nothing there. No ethics, no real ideas, no real core values. Just an overheated need.

    Like Nixon, he is not qualified for the presidency.

  26. RandySf says

    “It is unclear what Romney, 65, will do next”

    Possibly swim in his water tower of money?

  27. Bob R says

    @Arundel, you are correct, he would have to submit tax returns and that he will never do.

    I’ve read and heard that Obama and Romney really despise each other. You could see how Romney treated Obama with utter contempt and disrespect during the second debate. Also, I think there is sufficient evidence that Romney is a sociopath. What is absolutely known is Romney’s mendacity far exceeds any other presidential candidate in history. Who would really want to be associated with this man? He cannot be trusted and he can be treacherous.

  28. Acekat says

    Thank You Mr. Romney for a well ran campaign. For those saying that Romney had no chance at winning the election, do a little research. Romney had 48% of the popular vote so that is to show that Romney was doing something right. I thank you Mitt Romney and I hope that Obama can continue forwards instead of backwards. I’ll be watching the President in the upcoming years to see if he can commit to what he promised

  29. there's always tv says

    How could everyone miss the obvious? Mitt will make a guest appearance on Donald Trump’s show.

    Haha, just kidding, I’m sure Mitt doesn’t need to look like he’s being mounted by Trump again! He could buy and sell Trump.

    (I bet Rosie’s smiling.)

  30. Mitt Rocks says

    Jealous much? You have it backwards…Obama is the liar. Heard of Benghazi? Do you like giving away your hard-earned money to people who have their hands out? Maybe that’s who you are…someone sitting there with their hand out. That’s why you support Obama’s platforms. When this country is in the crap-hole in four years I don’t want to hear your whining!

  31. Fox says

    There’s an article in the San Diego Union Tribune, where Mitt’s oldest son, Matt, says he expects his parents to spend much more time at their vacation mansion in La Jolla now, so maybe that spray-on tan will look more natural now.

    And for the record, Romney didn’t win San Diego County either.

  32. BETTY says

    @EXCY: actually, he lost both of his “home” states: the state he was born and raised in, Michigan and of course, Mass. as well.

  33. BETTY says

    @MITT ROCKS: Get a grip. I won’t be whining in four years, but I was actually whining in 2008 when another President ran this country into the crap-hole (where was your outrage then?) and you guys didn’t care back then.

    I’m tired of GOPoopers like you who are such sore losers who act like spoiled little children who didn’t get their own way. You guys did it after Obama won the first time and refused to work to fix this country’s problems just so it would fail and you could blame it on him. Now your pundits and religious right are claiming it’s going to be 4 years of communism, socialism and equating it to living in Nazi Germany. Enough already. Everytime a Democrat wins the whitehouse you pull out the communism card. You did it with Clinton and guess what, it didn’t happen then and it won’t happen now. Get over it.

    MITT ROCKS & ACEKAT = Markus.

  34. KevInPDX says

    Too bad he’s not a Jack Mormon because he can afford some super top shelf Scotch, red wine, Champagne and cigars to help him forget and make him feel better. Maybe a few $2K/hr. hookers too :)

  35. andrew says

    I am VERY glad Mr Romney didn’t get elected president. However, nobody need feel sorry for Mitt. He is a multi millionaire with a great wife, wonderful sons and grandchildren. We should all be so fortunate.

  36. Derek Washington says

    “Non-profit”. “Work”. “Mitt Romney”. Have those words ever been strung together in a sentence before? How many points is that?

  37. Keppler says

    He can always go visit his money in the Caymans. He can probably even write the trip off as…something.

  38. chris16 says

    Mitt only wanted the title President. “If Anybody but Obama” was on the ballot in the States that Mitt won the election would have had the same results except for a few States.
    The President will have a few words with Mitt once and that will be the end of their relationship. I watch the Al Smith Dinner and sense that there is a dislike between them. The President appeared to ignore Ann Romney. I wonder what she had done to deserve the cold shoulder. I’m sure she is capable of offending people.

  39. Bill says

    For Obama to have a few discussions with Romney would be a smart move – it would make it harder for the Republicans to claim that Obama isn’t being “bipartisan”, and that is probably worth a few hours talking with Romney about what he thinks the Republicans really want.

  40. AlamoSpartan says

    The media reports that Obama plans to meet with Romney to hear his ideas. WHAT?!?!?! Obama shouldn’t waste any precious seconds talking to Mitt about anything. I wish Obama would take his power a bit more seriously and not prittle it away on trying to make nice with Repubs as he did early on in his first term.

  41. Bill says

    fritzrth’s comment, ‘”Non-profit work”? Mitt Romney?’ should be “‘Non-Prophet work’ …”

    Check out http://hothardware.com/News/Romney-Presidential-Transition-Website-Accidentally-Appears-Online/ – an article about how his web guys accidentally put up the web site for his transition assuming he had won. They fixed it within a minute or so, but it was up long enough for people to capture screen shots. It shows a skywards gazing Mitt in front of an American flag. It was probably intended to be a “Washington crossing the Delaware” image, but it was more like Napoleon http://knarf.english.upenn.edu/Gifs/napoleon.gif or the High Lama from Frank Capra’s film Lost Horizons http://cariart.tripod.com/lh22.jpg (facial expression only).

    Judging from the graphics, he didn’t think he was merely being elected president, but emperor and First Prophet of the Nation as well! Guess it is some sort of Mormon thing for the really wealthy ones – they don’t have to wait for the “afterlife” to get their own planet!

  42. trinity says

    don’t forget obama is pretty rich as well.i always wondered if obama snorted his coke through a rolled up dollar bill. at least romney has good values. obama is a nut job.

  43. EchtKultig says

    Sorry, Trinity, go troll like a moron somewhere else. Nobody give a f-ck, especially 11 days after the thread’s date.