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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. What's even more pathetic was his refusal to look anyone in the eyes our even at the camera durning his speech.

    Posted by: Garst | Nov 8, 2012 7:48:23 PM

  2. Meh. I didn't vote for the guy but I don't hate him. I wish Romney well in his retirement. No, if anyone is the "saddest man in the world" it's got to be this guy:


    Posted by: JohnAGJ | Nov 8, 2012 8:12:36 PM

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

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Nov 8, 2012 8:18:37 PM

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

    Posted by: Keppler | Nov 9, 2012 12:06:07 AM

  5. 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.

    Posted by: chris16 | Nov 9, 2012 1:24:05 AM

  6. 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.

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 9, 2012 2:20:16 AM

  7. 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.

    Posted by: AlamoSpartan | Nov 9, 2012 8:27:20 AM

  8. 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!

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 9, 2012 10:40:01 PM

  9. 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.

    Posted by: trinity | Nov 20, 2012 2:54:48 PM

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

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Nov 27, 2012 11:50:35 PM

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