Romney Backers Might’ve Lost, But They’ve Got Each Other (And That’s A Lot)

At the private air terminal at Logan Airport in Boston early Wednesday, men in unwrinkled suits sank into plush leather chairs as they waited to board Gulfstream jets, trading consolations over Mitt Romney’s loss the day before. “All I can say is the American people have spoken,” said Kenneth Langone, the founder of Home Depot and one of Mr. Romney’s top fund-raisers, briskly plucking off his hat and settling into a couch…As the morning wore on at Logan Airport, more guests from Mr. Romney’s election-night party at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center trickled in, lugging garment bags and forming a small line at the security checkpoint. “It’s going to be a long flight home, isn’t it?” said one person, who asked not to be identified. The investor Julian Robertson, who held fund-raisers for Mr. Romney and gave more than $2 million to a pro-Romney super PAC, arrived with several companions. Mr. Robertson spotted an acquaintance: Emil W. Henry Jr., an economic adviser and a fund-raiser for Mr. Romney, to whom Mr. Robertson had offered a ride on his charter. “Aww, group hug,” Mr. Henry said. [NYT]

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25 Responses to “Romney Backers Might’ve Lost, But They’ve Got Each Other (And That’s A Lot)”

  1. Guest says:

    Is megadoner a giant kebab or a cousin of the mega boner?

  2. Guest says:

    Robertson, Langone, Henry. Super team of the '80s.

  3. C Montgomery Burns says:

    Prepare to distribute the poison donuts.

  4. DingALing says:

    Am I the only one who thinks it would be a badass move if Romney took out his frustration by running Bain again for the sole purpose of destroying companies for profit/spite? (more spite than profit)

  5. shu says:

    "men [who supported Romney] in unwrinkled suits sank into plush leather chairs as they waited to board Gulfstream jets"

    and somehow, they thought Romney would be attractive to lower and middle income class voters….

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  7. Hipster Shrink says:

    Rich people aren't used to losing at anything. Its funny to watch it happen. Perhaps they can go back to making more money in an attempt to fill the deep black hole in their hearts. Or they could blame their insecurities on a black man, that might also make them feel better.

    • Little Fritz says:

      Righhhhht. And how things over at OWS, kinda slow?

    • TBL says:

      Are you employed, sir? My advice, do like your parents and get a job.

    • Guestido says:

      There used to be a time when success was admired. Now people who think like this are the youth and the "future" of America. Why do you wish to make successful people feel shame for their accomplishments? You do know how rich people like Steve Jobs, Ben and Jerry, and anyone who ever brought anything useful to the world became because of their hard work, right?

      I'd probably sympathize more with some OWS arguments if they weren't so poorly researched and lacked even the slightest amount of concrete statistics and facts (sources cited) .

      – Guy who's had it up to here

      • Guest says:

        yeah cause those rich and successful people made it there on their own. Riiight? and the untold people who had a vision put in hard work and never made it. screw em right . To become rich takes a lot more luck than you give it credit to. Success =/= wealth

  8. Chappy says:

    Mr. Romney, you sir are no Doug Masters.

  9. Guest says:

    Teasing us with this piece ahead of your Concord 51 magnum opus and tags is very, very naughty.

  10. By "group hug", you mean "Race you to Mauritius", don't you?

  11. Bon Jovi says:

    Bess, I appreciate the Livin' on a Prayer reference, even if I'm the only one.

    • Wire says:

      It's not subtle. It's in the title. And everyone who reads it mentally trails off with "for love…"

  12. Scott says:

    Everyone needs to just stop complaining. 2016 will tell all! All you unemployed will still be unemployed and all the rich will still be rich. Stop crying and do something for yourself. It’s your damn choice, collect unemployment, get a job or start a business.

  13. I appreciate the attitude of Obama. Thanks Romney for consideration. All the best.