Sat Dec 1, 2012, 05:55 PM
kpete (46,823 posts)
Nothing so unbecame his campaign as his manner of leaving it-Mitt will NEVER be a significant figure
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 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.
The defeated Republican nominee has practically disappeared from public view since his loss, exhibiting the same detachment that made it so difficult for him to connect with the body politic through six years of running for president. He has made no public comments since his concession speech in the early hours of Nov. 7, and avoided the press last week during a private lunch with President Obama at the White House. Through an aide, Romney declined an interview request for this story.
After Romney told his wealthy donors that he blamed his loss on “gifts” Obama gave to minority groups, his functionaries were unrepentant and Republican luminaries effectively cast him out. Few of the policy ideas he promoted are even being discussed in Washington.
“Nothing so unbecame his campaign as his manner of leaving it,” said Robert Shrum, a senior strategist on Democratic presidential campaigns. “I don’t think he’ll ever be a significant figure in public life again.”
Romney has been keeping in shape with bike rides around La Jolla, past the bistros and boutiques that hug the rugged coastline. The son of Detroit - who boasted of the Cadillacs he owned as a sign of support for the U.S. auto industry during the campaign - was spotted driving a new black Audi Q7, a luxury SUV manufactured in Slovakia.
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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:33 PM
madokie (44,394 posts)
5. I doubt any thinking person would want him anywhere near them
I say rMoney is going to have a breakdown soon. From what I read I'm not so sure that queen ann hasn't already gone over the cliff.