Rucker’s report is filled with heartbreaking line after heartbreaking line chronicling what Romney is doing with himself, culled straight from the CEOs closest to him. That is, what Mitt’s doing when he’s not having lunch with the President. To help himself deal with the loss, Mitt apparently bought himself (or has been seen driving, at least), “a new black Audi Q7, a luxury SUV manufactured in Slovakia.” Retail therapy is an effective and frequently used coping mechanism, at least for this writer. He apparently hasn’t decided what he’ll do next, but one thing is for sure: “In private, Romney has told friends he has little interest in helping the Republican Party rebuild and rebrand itself,” Rucker reports.
But the owner of the most tragic anecdote in the whole story is Mitt’s wife, Ann, who really isn’t taking things well:
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.
Read the comments. They’re nasty.
Note: Yahoo’s CEO is an Obama bundler