“Mitt Romney at my local gas station,” Reddit user mkb95 wrote in a post linking to the above picture, adding, “He looks tired and washed up.”
Here’s Romney pumping his own gas just like a normal human being, also referred to now as the “47%” (not meant to infer that the Redditor is a member of the fictional, Fox-inspired 47%).
No pomp and circumstance now, and sans security details and motorcades, the 2%er actually spoke to a member of the human race, apparently without the fear and paranoia that accompanied Romney’s interactions with humans during his six year long campaign. Further down in the thread, mkb95 wrote, “I talked to him for a good three minutes while he was filling his tank. I guess he’s moving to one of his houses in the town I live in, La Jolla.”
Where was this Romney during the campaign?
Maybe Romney is feeling lonely now that the entire Republican Party is blaming him for their failure to sell policies for the 2% to the 98%. Also, it has to be sad to be on top of the world one day, believing in your own spin and thus you’ve already taken your transition website live, only to fall to utter irrelevance the next day — useless except as a scapegoat for other morally depraved people like Newt Gingrich. To think Newt still has a platform and Mitt does not.
Ah well, time heals all wounds. Time and money, of course. And Romney has no end of the latter.
If only Obama hadn’t bought America off with the “gifts” of actually governing for the masses instead of the elite. If only Mitt were Hispanic! If only women were not allowed to vote. If ONLY Karl Rove had been right about Ohio like he always has been after 11PM. If only ORCA hadn’t failed. If only the 47% had not turned out to be the 51%. If only the wealthiest counties hadn’t gone for Obama, disproving the lazy freeloader victims construct. If only Mitt Romney had friends who owned gas stations…
Oh, life is SO unfair and this is SO hard.
But seriously, Romney looks utterly relieved to be a private citizen again. Watching his concession speech, bizarre as it was since he hadn’t actually prepared one, I was also struck by how relieved he seemed, which was a total contradiction to his complete inability to see reality weeks before it actually crashed into his delusions.
It is probably best for thin-skinned people like Romney to stay out of the White House. It never goes well. Now that he’s out of the glare of the public eye, we get This Mitt — “tired and washed up” — and willing not only to pose for a picture pumping gas, but to actually speak to a person who might just be a 98%er (aka, 47% in Fox-ese). This is the same Mitt who charged the media to attend his “Victory Party”, a party for which the corporate jets jammed up the runways as the little people (98%/47%) were locked out.