Since his loss in the U.S. Presidential ellection, Mitt Romney has kept a low profile.
The former Republican nominee was spotted with his wife, Ann, at a screening of the new “Twilight” movie, “Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” in Del Mar, Calif., on Saturday.
TMZ reports the couple later “hit up a pizza place across the street.”
On Monday, a photograph of Romney filling up at a gas station in La Jolla, Calif., was posted to Reddit.com.
“Mitt Romney at my local gas station,” Reddit user mkb95 wrote. “He looks tired and washed up.”
Romney’s hair appears to be slightly frazzled, unlike the slicked-back coif he sported on the trail—though it’s nothing like Al Gore’s post-2000-election-loss beard. Other Reddit users countered that the former Massachusetts governor merely looked annoyed at having his photo taken at the pump.
“I talked to him for a good three minutes while he was filling his tank,” the photographer added. “I guess he’s moving to one of his houses in the town I live in, La Jolla.”
Others noted how odd it must feel to transition from political candidate to private citizen.
Reddit users of course are flocking to the photo with their two cents.
“It is pretty amazing that in such a short period of time you can go from missing becoming the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world by a couple % to pumping your own gas like everyone else,” Redditor agwayclerk pointed out.
Another user says:
“Wait… Have we already switched to finding Romney a nice guy? That was bloody quick.
EDIT: OK, the major opinions so far:
Reddit loves the underdog and hates the popular
Romney is totally ok as long as he’s not a politician
Romney doesn’t have many friends left
Romney is a human being and deserves some respect
If the response you are about to write is in its essence any of these, don’t bother, just look for the corresponding replies below and upvote them. If you have something original to say, please do.
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