As the week comes to a close Mitt Romney is probably breathing a heavy sigh of relief, because he doesn’t have to do the political dance only to lose (another) bid for president.
Over the last year, Romney went from not being favored by his own party, to the front-runner to bring the presidency back to the Republican side of life. After one impressive showing against Obama during their first debate, the 65-year-old may have gotten a little comfortable riding high on the victory, as he slowly closed the gap between winning and losing.
By Election Day, Romney’s chances were split right down the middle. Both he and the president held small leads in several voting polls, and with the margin of error, there was a strong possibility that they were actually tied in many of the bouts. Failing to connect with minority voters, and putting all his eggs in the basket of “likely voters” (who are assumed to be mostly of a certain skin color), Romney was so confident in his chances that he penned an 1,118-word victory speech. “At this point, I’ve only written one speech,” he proclaimed to reporters aboard his campaign plane.
We all know what happened by night’s end. Romney was defeated in electoral votes, Karl Rove’s head nearly exploded, Donald Trump’s comb-over stood at attention in disbelief, and Saturday Knight Live alum Victory Jackson announced that “America died.”
Gracious loser that he is, Romney had no worries. He spoke with President Obama, gave a concession speech and kicked rocks.
With all the extra downtime on his hands, here are some other jobs he could pick up.
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