Mitt Romney was able to accept defeat in the 2012 presidential election, but he doesn’t need it rubbed in his face.
As many around the world tuned in for President Obama’s inauguration this afternoon, Romney wasn’t so interested in taking a look.
An aide for the former presidential hopeful said that it was “doubtful” that the 65-year-old would watch. Instead Romney and his wife, Ann, spent the day at their home in La Jolla, Calif., and “had no big plans” to ring in the commander in chief’s second term.
TV anchor Lawrence O’Donnell commented that he although he understood Romney’s decision not to attend the ceremony, he could have viewed the event. “It isn’t the moment where he should have announced that about himself,” O’Donnell said.
Ever since losing out on the presidency for the second time, Romney is rarely in the spotlight, and has gone silent in the social media world. He did however put any negative political or personal feelings aside for a private lunch with President Obama in November.
For those who stood behind his presidential bid, Romney promised to launch a newsletter to keep supporters updated.
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