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Mitt Romney Is Sad And Rudderless Post-Election

RomneyAloneThere's an early Simpsons episode in which Marge becomes the church's "Listen Lady," leaving pious Reverend Lovejoy with nothing to do but play with his model trains.

To the toy passengers on these trains, the brokenhearted and bored pastor, playing the conductor, says "If the passengers will look to their right, you will see a sad man. That is all..."

After reading this Washington Post piece, "A detached Romney tends wounds in seclusion after failed White House bid," I can't help but imagine failed president candidate Mitt Romney in that Lovejoy role.

An excerpt:

The man who planned to be president wakes up each morning now without a plan.


Gone are the minute-by-minute schedules and the swarm of Secret Service agents. There’s no aide to make his peanut-butter-and-honey sandwiches. Romney hangs around the house, sometimes alone, pecking away at his iPad and e-mailing his CEO buddies who have been swooping in and out of La Jolla to visit. He wrote to one who’s having a liver transplant soon: "I’ll change your bedpan, take you back and forth to treatment."

In the end of the aforementioned Simpsons episode, Lovejoy saves Ned Flanders from being mauled by baboons after Marge gives him bad advice. The fallen pastor becomes a hero once again. Will Romney pull off a similar comeback? Is he willing to risk his life fighting off rabid baboons to save a fellow American?

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  1. http://youtu.be/rX7wtNOkuHo

    Posted by: Sorry Roger | Dec 2, 2012 8:36:27 AM

  2. Good riddance. You know, I've ignored the first few articles on this site about this idiot after the election, but can we go ahead and drop him off in Africa so it will end? Who cares if he isn't mentally strong enough to handle his own affairs. Welcome to life.

    THANK GOD he didn't win.

    Posted by: JNJ | Dec 2, 2012 8:55:04 AM

  3. With all his money Romney could make a significant difference for some worthy cause.
    There are many examples. Look at everything Jimmy Carter has done in his "retirement." Look at what Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are doing with their wealth. He might find a renewed purpose in life. Narcisists have a really tough time when it is not all about them anymore.

    Posted by: voet | Dec 2, 2012 9:07:32 AM

  4. 3 words: post part depression :( !

    Posted by: MArk | Dec 2, 2012 9:14:45 AM

  5. 3 words: post part depression :( !

    Posted by: MArk | Dec 2, 2012 9:14:47 AM

  6. I agree with Voet. There's so much to be done in the world -- Haiti, AIDS in Africa, making clean water accessible to people in (pick your continent). Or even here -- why not do something related to the Sandy relief efforts. It's so nice that he wants to help his CEO friends. Why not help some of the 99%?

    Posted by: Gregor | Dec 2, 2012 9:23:52 AM

  7. Seriously? Dude......you only had the remotest chance in hell of actually ever winning. You were the least worst candidate in a field of absolute electoral clowns, the worst field this country has ever seen and were ALWAYS behind in the poling. At least reality, world based polls.

    Many of us were scared shitless because every once in a while that million to one shot actually happens somewhere, but come on.....

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Dec 2, 2012 9:28:02 AM

  8. I'm sure that Romney will get over losing the race. (If not, he was WAY too sensitive to be president!)

    Election 2012 was really BIG!!! It was the last chance for Fox News-Tea Party Republicans to turn-back America to the model of Laissez-faire "some of the wealth will accidentally trickle-down" economics they bellieve in. Because of this election, America will see Obamacare: the first installment of socialized medicine.

    Posted by: ErnstRoehm's Ghost | Dec 2, 2012 9:45:58 AM

  9. While my projects are much less celebrated than Mr Romney's, I do know what this is. Whenever a show closes (and it's opera so the runs are always short) and the whirlwind of rehearsals and performances is over, it's a huge letdown. All that ramped up energy and no where to go. The answer to this dilemma is always to find some new projects, as others have suggested. Mr Romney has the means to do pretty much whatever he wants to. Certainly there are any number of local, national and international projects that could use the money and publicity he could bring to them. And new ones seem to crop up every day. He could do this any number of ways. The question is: what is he interested in doing? And then we will find out if he was running to do something for America and Americans or only for himself.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Dec 2, 2012 10:17:04 AM

  10. He believed his own press, number one mistake of celebrity. Now it's time to stop talking about him until he does something important for someone other than his cronies.

    Posted by: Jerry | Dec 2, 2012 10:20:06 AM

  11. He could outsource himself to China.

    Posted by: trees | Dec 2, 2012 10:24:28 AM

  12. He bragged about being a job creator, his ability to bring America's workforce form the brink of disaster, so why not do it without the title? Nothing vindicates a loss like proving everyone wrong. Hop to it Mittens, now's your chance, nothing is stopping you. Oh, I see! your love of this country was all BS to get you the one thing money couldn't buy you.

    Posted by: Kenneth | Dec 2, 2012 10:29:32 AM

  13. I wouldn't worry about Mitt Romney. He's been a very successful guy in his life, ran for president and lost by a few percentage points to a sitting president, is fabulously well off, no doubt has plenty of constructive and productive things to do.

    Does it occur to anyone how he can also now relax? I'm sure after running a presidential campaign there's a huge desire and need to chill for a while.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 2, 2012 11:12:13 AM

  14. He should self-deport himself to Mexico.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 2, 2012 11:26:56 AM

  15. Romney has crashed and burned but survived. Unless he wishes to go on now and distinguish himself in the many new ways that are open to him he can lay in the wreckage unseen. Yet a new and genuine sweetness could overtake him, uplift and send him renewed into the world. No man ever had a better chance among legion reasons to reinvent himself. With time he may suprise us all. How welcome that would be.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Dec 2, 2012 11:27:24 AM

  16. It would be difficult for me to care less.

    Posted by: Wilberforce | Dec 2, 2012 11:39:59 AM

  17. What's the point of this posting? That any of us should feel pity for Mittens that he lost the election?

    Sorry, but while I am a man of much compassion, I am finding it difficult to muster any sympathy for a privileged white man who ran as the presidential candidate for a political party that has promoted an inimical political agenda against my very existence.

    Suck it up, Mitt. You lost. You might have had a chance to win if you had been true to the type of man you were when you governed Massachusetts or even if you were 1/4 of the man your late father, George Romney, was.

    You lacked character and conviction, Mitt. You were willing to whore yourself without shame to the perceived, controlling faction of your political party and by doing so, you ceased to be your own man and you became a shill for extremism.

    Your campaign was based primarily on insulting and demeaning the American people by accusing them of being "percentage players" with no intelligence who would vote for the other presidential candidate based on their desire "to take and not make" without even one iota of understanding that your corporate supporters were the biggest "takers" of all.

    You also seemed to forget that those very same Americans you demonized might one day have to send their sons and daughters to foreign lands to fight and die in wars of convenience whose only winners would be those very same corporate sponsors who supported you by garnering enormous profits from war profiteering.

    Sorry, Mitt. I don't feel sorry for you in your post-election funk. Suck it up. Go out and tinker in one of your dozens of garages. Maybe ride one of those garage's elevator up and down for entertainment. Strap your dog to the top of your car and take a day trip or two.

    You'll eventually get over your loss. But, the real issue is your character, Mitt, or the lack thereof. Work on that.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 2, 2012 11:52:19 AM

  18. He still has his millions in hidden bank accounts and his "Heavenly Father".

    Posted by: Ryan | Dec 2, 2012 12:07:28 PM

  19. @JNJ....thank GOD indeed!

    Posted by: Goodcarver | Dec 2, 2012 12:20:20 PM

  20. Can someone explain to me why I should care about this man? He tried to lie and cheat himself into a position of power and he lost - end of story. I'd be happy to never hear about him or see him again - ever.

    Posted by: John Freeman | Dec 2, 2012 12:31:31 PM

  21. I continue to be surprised (but not astonished) how clearly it is that when it comes to Romney, nothing is there. He's a husk.

    Posted by: Soren456 | Dec 2, 2012 12:38:36 PM

  22. According to the article, Ann is taking it worse than he is.

    "By all accounts, the past month has been most difficult on Romney’s wife, Ann, who friends said believed up until the end that ascending to the White House was their destiny. They said she has been crying in private and trying to get back to riding her horses."

    Their "destiny"? That's part of why voters didn't like the Romneys, that arrogant air of believing the Presidency was somehow owed to them and no one would dare deny it to them, that like everything else in his life Mitt would just have it handed to him.

    As for Romney going on to do great works, I said it during the election and I'll say it again. Mitt Romney is a sociopath and you can forget about him doing anything that doesn't directly benefit Mitt Romney. He didn't get the national office he was after so my guess is his next goal will be power in the Mormon church.

    Posted by: Caliban | Dec 2, 2012 12:44:33 PM

  23. Well, I quite sure that Al Gore had some depression in 2000 as well, but he got over and had puh-lenty of stuff do...and he eventually won a Nobel Prize.

    If Romney wanted to make a beginning on doing good things, then go for it...then again (unlike Al Gore) why hadn't he been doing the right things all along?

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Dec 2, 2012 2:00:08 PM

  24. Oh, poor little bully boy. He didn't get what he wanted. Mommy and daddy couldn't buy it for him and he couldn't bully the mean voters to give him what he wanted. What a sad, unhappy little bully boy!

    Posted by: john patrick | Dec 2, 2012 2:27:31 PM

  25. Re: Marie ANNtoinette's sense of destiny.
    Look up "White Horse prophecy."

    Posted by: donedeal | Dec 2, 2012 2:29:14 PM

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