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Mitt Romney, The Saddest Man In The World


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?

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  1. 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.

    Posted by: Bryan | Nov 8, 2012 3:08:40 PM

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

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 8, 2012 3:09:11 PM

  3. 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.

    Posted by: excy | Nov 8, 2012 3:14:37 PM

  4. 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 !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 8, 2012 3:27:18 PM

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

    Posted by: arundel | Nov 8, 2012 3:31:33 PM

  6. 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.

    Posted by: Baffled | Nov 8, 2012 3:31:57 PM

  7. 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 ?

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 8, 2012 3:33:00 PM

  8. Perhaps Markus could hire him as a gardener.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Nov 8, 2012 3:35:06 PM

  9. He and his son-bots can go back to looting America for their own profit.

    Posted by: pfft | Nov 8, 2012 3:50:48 PM

  10. Well, he can still ride up and down on his car elevators.

    Posted by: Bubba | Nov 8, 2012 4:08:14 PM

  11. 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.


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

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 8, 2012 4:11:36 PM

  12. 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 !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 8, 2012 4:13:38 PM

  13. 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.

    Posted by: Soren456 | Nov 8, 2012 4:14:35 PM

  14. "It is unclear what Romney, 65, will do next"

    Possibly swim in his water tower of money?

    Posted by: RandySf | Nov 8, 2012 4:15:40 PM

  15. @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.

    Posted by: Bob R | Nov 8, 2012 4:17:13 PM

  16. 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

    Posted by: Acekat | Nov 8, 2012 4:27:02 PM

  17. 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.)

    Posted by: there's always tv | Nov 8, 2012 4:38:14 PM

  18. 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!

    Posted by: Mitt Rocks | Nov 8, 2012 5:01:52 PM

  19. 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.

    Posted by: Fox | Nov 8, 2012 5:18:23 PM

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

    Posted by: BETTY | Nov 8, 2012 6:36:01 PM

  21. @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.

    Posted by: BETTY | Nov 8, 2012 6:52:36 PM

  22. 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 :)

    Posted by: KevInPDX | Nov 8, 2012 6:57:42 PM

  23. I can think of $264 million reasons why he is not sad. Mitt will do just fine.

    Posted by: James | Nov 8, 2012 7:06:47 PM

  24. 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.

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 8, 2012 7:13:07 PM

  25. The only thing I'm sad about is that we won't have a First Horse.

    Posted by: BobN | Nov 8, 2012 7:14:05 PM

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