Published on November 21st, 2012 | by Scallywag
And this is Mitt Romney former Presidential candidate pumping gas in La Jolla.
Here’s an unsightly task that has gone viral, that of former Presidential contender Mitt Romney who has been reduced to being pictured pumping gas at a local outlet looking worse for wear.
Offered reddit user mkb95 who first posted the picture on reddit which has since gone viral:
“Mitt Romney at my local gas station. He looks tired and washed up.”
Continues mkb95 who took the photo of Mitt Romney:
“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.”
Which in fact is what many thought Romney would do after his election loss—spend more time with his family (the 65-year-old has five sons and 18 grandchildren) and permanently move to California, where he owns a $12 million mansion.
Refects yahoonews: 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.
Reflects one reddit user:
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.
Not that he couldn’t afford to have someone else do it but imagine Obama just casually strolling around a gas station by himself at night getting gas and a couple twinkies.
Which in a way might explain why Mitt lost the election in the first place. He failed to really perceive and place himself amongst the many Americans where such daily experiences (ie the frazzled fighting for your life look…) are the real nitty gritty of mainstay existences, never mind flashy campaign dinners, official motorcades and the ritzy holier than though aura that left so many scratching their heads.
Maybe the Republican party ought to reflect on that now that have tossed him out to the curb….