December 02, 2012
Le Pauvre Mitt

It seems these days High Lord Romney doesn’t quite know what to do with himself.

Four weeks after losing a presidential election he was convinced he would win, Romney’s rapid retreat into seclusion has been marked by repressed emotions, second-guessing and, perhaps for the first time in the overachiever’s adult life, sustained boredom, according to interviews with more than a dozen of Romney’s closest friends and advisers.

Dear Mitt: I know this won’t help you, but millions of middle-aged men find themselves in your position every single day in this country. That is, they find out the hard way that all their years of experience and all their hard-won expertise count for absolutely nothing at all. And they learn that, in part, because of a philosophy of business that you yourself have helped to foster, and have profited from. No, Mitt, you’re not a victim of age discrimination like they are. But I bet they feel a lot of what you’re feeling. Unfortunately, they do not have multiple houses in which to brood. Chances are they lost the single home they did have.

Here’s another way in which those millions differ from you, Mitt: They genuinely have something to offer.

I'm sure none of this has occurred to you. After all, if you were the kind of guy who was capable of picking up on things like that, it’s entirely possible you would not be in the position in which you now find yourself.


Posted by Kurt Weldon at December 02, 2012 11:21 AM
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Now I remember why I adore you.

Posted by: Bridget on December 2, 2012 11:15 PM

Hi, Bridget. Good to hear from you again and glad you liked the piece (although I can't take credit for it. That would be Kurt Weldon). It's possible I might be down your way sometime this winter. If it works out, I'll let you know.

Posted by: Jerry Doolittle on December 3, 2012 10:38 AM

Make sure you do! Can't wait to hear what you've been up to.

Posted by: Bridget on December 3, 2012 2:22 PM

Wait - so Bridget doesn't adore me???? Now I'm mopin' like Mitt...

Posted by: Kurt Weldon on December 3, 2012 4:26 PM
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