Former Republican presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann sat down with Chris Wallace for their first post-election interview this weekend and candidly reflected on their unsuccessful White House bid. Not surprisingly, the couple appeared very much at peace with the result. They’ve turned to family to fill the void in their now open schedules and are charting a path for staying involved in the political process – while openly accepting the diminished voice the “Romneys” now have in the Republican Party.
In a taped interview scheduled to air this weekend on Fox News Sunday, 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann said the end of the presidential race was like getting off a roller coaster. Months on the campaign trail – both in the primary and the general election – has often been said to be essential in helping future presidents prepare for the rigors of living in the White House; but little is typically said about the impact it has on the other guy and his family. What’s it like for the losing candidate when the Secret Service, the massive staff, and the time-crunched schedule go away?
ABC, NBC, CNN, and Fox News are projecting that the GOP will retain control of the House of Representatives. While it is certainly not a surprise result, it is nice to see that the worst-case scenario result of the night would be status quo. It also raises big questions about Nancy Pelosi’s future as Minority Leader. Remember, she promised to retake the House this election cycle. A solid thumping and an Obama win could spell bye-bye for Nancy.
New York’s Daily News – a paper that endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 – says Governor Mitt Romney is the choice for 2012. Citing promises of hope unfulfilled, a record of miscalculations and missed opportunities, a total disregard for bipartisanship, and a commitment to the “presidential imperative of the times” – to energize the economy and get deficits under control to empower the working and middle classes to again enjoy the fruits of an ascendant America – the paper’s editorial board said they were “compelled” to stand with Mitt Romney.
On This Week with George Stephanopoulos Sunday, George Will, Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, Ronald Brownstein, and Cokie Roberts went on record with their predictions for both the Electoral College and Popular Vote in Tuesday’s presidential election. No surprise, four went for President Obama and one predicted an upset by Governor Mitt Romney – George Will. Stephanopoulos conveniently abstained because he’s anchoring coverage for ABC Tuesday night. As if anyone doubts how he scores this contest and/or who he will be pulling for???