While Mitt Romney is licking his wounds in seclusion, Ann Romney can’t stop crying, according to friends. Unlike most ordinary people, who understand that nothing is promised, Ann Romney believed her husband was destined for greatness. This is why, as The Washington Post reports, Ann Romney’s been hardest hit by her husband’s defeat:
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.
Unlike Ann, Mitt Romney has remained active as a way of reducing stress, mostly by riding his bike.
He hasn’t decided whether to reenter the business world, immerse himself in charity work, or write a book.
The former Republican presidential nominee has also reportedly told friends that he has ‘little interest’ in helping the Republican Party rebrand itself, probably because Mitt Romney is part of the problem with the GOP brand. His elitism and out of touch nature is partly what led to his election night defeat.
For now, Mitt Romney is a man without a plan. He and his wife thought he’d be planning a transition to the White House right now, but the American people saw it differently. What happens next for the Romneys is anyone’s guess.