How is Romney Dealing With the Election Loss?

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

Mitt Romney looks out the windows of his beach house here in La Jolla, a moneyed and pristine enclave of San Diego, at noisy construction workers fixing up his next-door neighbor’s home, sending out regular updates on the renovation. He devours news from 2,600 miles away in Washington about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, shaking his head and wondering what if.

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.”

It’s not what Romney imagined he would be doing as the new year approaches.


Four weeks after losing a presidential election he was convinced he would win, Romney’s rapid retreat into seclusion has been marked by repressed emotions, second-guessing and, perhaps for the first time in the overachiever’s adult life, sustained boredom, according to interviews with more than a dozen of Romney’s closest friends and advisers.

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  • Minnesota mom

    Missing Mitt…….oh what could have been.

  • ATXObserver

    No, he’s got a plan, he already offshored himself.

  • washington22

    Mitt is America’s loss. Now we are saddled with Ozero for another 4 years. If we survive, it’ll be by the grace of God.

  • CSN

    Maybe he should check numbers on voter fraud in the states he lost. That will keep him busy…and perhaps open the door to who really won this election.

  • Lizelot

    Any loss is painful and needs to be personally addressed, this is simply Romney’s way and there’s nothing weird about it. Once he has made peace with this set-back (not just for him, but for our nation and society!), he’ll be back in the saddle and back to constructive activities, no doubt. He can and will be a tremendous asset, if behind the scenes.

    It IS sad that a small number of voters led to the majority that prevailed to keep a man who hates this nation and what it stands for rather than change the ominous direction it’s being sent in.

    I am sad and so are many, many others with Romney, but we, too, will pick up the pieces and go forward. It is a temporary set-back that is very dangerous, sure. But we have overcome set-backs before. If our candidates hv learned to stay far from the established mgrs and advisers, we will hv made great progress.

  • littlepat

    I had my hopes pinned on Mitt. This may have been the last chance I had to see a Republican in office. I’m 77 and not too healthy. Perhaps the very real disgust and hatred I feel for the Obama administration will keep me going for awhile but I don’t think I can make it for another 4 years. We tried our very best but it’s hard to compete against Chicago pols and thuggery.