Romney: A secluded man without a plan

  • Article by: PHILIP RUCKER , Washington Post
  • Updated: December 1, 2012 - 11:15 PM

Gone are the minute-by-minute schedules and the Secret Service agents. Romney hangs around the house, pecking away at his iPad and e-mailing his CEO buddies. It's not what Romney imagined he would be doing as the new year approaches.

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minn12Dec. 1, 12 6:00 PM

What a silly story. It won't be long before Americans learn what a huge mistake they made in re-electing the very guy who is running us off the fiscal cliff and turning us into Greece. The Obama voters will rue the day they did this, once the financial crash comes. Romney is a proven business genius who fixes everything he deals with. Obama is a radical socialist who never so much as ran a lemonade stand. Who do you think is better qualified to save our economy? Clue: It ain't Obama.

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mark3914Dec. 1, 12 6:01 PM

Maybe Mitt can get a job at Walmart and see what the notorious 47% is really like. It might broaden his 1% perspective.

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arielbenderDec. 1, 12 6:01 PM

"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." _____This is exactly why the Romney's didn't resonate. This idea that it was their God-given right to attain the White House based on their personal status. This country really dodged a major bullet when he was sent back to La Jolla.

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crystalbayDec. 1, 12 6:18 PM

So Ann's depressed because she's not ever going to be First Lady? Somehow, I don't feel sorry for her, especially given her privileged lifestyle and stated belief that "It's Mitt's turn to be president". Her prickly, "stop attacking my husband", "I love you women", "Those people don't need more tax returns" attitude was pure entitlement. And quite annoying. Romney never had a chance, yet he was arrogant enough to not even pen a concession speech. Part of this was his own arrogance, but an even bigger part was the hermetically-sealed right wing bubble in which he lived. Finally, it hasn't been six years that he's been running, it's been over EIGHT. That's a long time to be deluded, but that's how long he's "competed" for the highest office in the land. I swear that there will never be a more out of touch candidate in history.

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quinnerooDec. 1, 12 6:21 PM

"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.".........................Just tears at your heartstrings, doesn't it?

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pitythefoolsDec. 1, 12 6:27 PM

Mitt - just ride the elevator in your garage for a while. Whee. Then go down to the grocery store and ride the mechanical horsey out front.

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chablis28Dec. 1, 12 6:31 PM

Mitt doesn't have anything to apologize for. He lost by a couple points to an incumbent. He would have made a great president and I believe would likely have been Reaganesque once in offce. His cheeful disposition would have been a nice change. Obama is a smart guy and I'm hoping for the best. Hopefully he'll stop pandering to his base and start making a sincere effort to be more bipartisan. 47% of us voted for Mitt. That's almost 1/2 the country. If The DEMs get too full of themselves they'll pay big in a couple years.

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crystalbayDec. 1, 12 6:34 PM

" Obama is a radical socialist who never so much as ran a lemonade stand. "................anyone calling Obama a "socialist" has no clue what real socialism is. Actual socialists laugh every time a winger tosses this label around. Besides, being a state senator, a US senator, and four years as president, Obama's business experience is impressive. Obama was the organizer of a population larger than the population of Alaska and worked for $30.000 a year. Job Description: He organized training to help people find work, education to improve people’s literacy and improve their prospects, organized legal council to settle disputes. He empowered the least in the community by giving them a voice and the power of numbers to support them. He organized food banks, free clinics, food delivery for the infirmed and aged, activity centers where people could meet and develop social skills and break the isolation of poverty along with the ability to network. He provided access to those that couldn’t find it and clothing exchanges to make people more presentable for job applications, child minding centers and referral centers for people that need legal, financial and medical care. He, organized transport for the elderly, home visits and home care: He taught people how to budget their income and balance their books, because that’s what community organizers do and they do a heck of a great service for all that need them. He did this for $30.000 a year, even though he was a top grad at the top law school and could have taken a million dollar a year job as first pick from every legal company in America. And yet his job was sold as a negative, not a real job in spite of the long hours the pain of watching people suffer and the joy of seeing the burdens lifted off their shoulders as their lives improved. I’d rather see a national community than a corporation with very rich and disposable worker cogs.

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suzukisvDec. 1, 12 6:35 PM

Thankfully no matter how hard they tried, Romney was not allowed to buy the presidency. Normal people just said no.

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avejoeconDec. 1, 12 7:13 PM

Maybe Mitt can get a job at Walmart and see what the notorious 47% is really like. It might broaden his 1% perspective.--------Nope, 47% of the people will still be living off the gov't. And before we start whining that they are all retirees and military, lets remember thatthe 47% was just 20% just 30 years ago. I can't remember, were there retirees and military 30 years ago???

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