A disheveled Mitt Romney may have been spotted pumping gas in the wild by a random Reddit user after going mostly silent in the weeks after his stunning defeat in the 2012 election.
The pic of Mitt Romney pumping his own gas after election defeat is one that looks, in the aftermath, to be a sad portrait of a man suffering what is probably the most public failure that exists in the free world.
It’s worth mentioning, however, that the pic of Mitt Romney pumping gas posted on Reddit may not be what it appears to be. (Although it very well may, as the explanation is not farfetched.)
The Mitt Romney pumping gas pic could be an old image, or it could be altered. Given our public perception of Romney as an out-of-touch venture capital baron, it would seem that just seeing him at the self-serve doesn’t jibe with our impressions.
However, there is also a compelling set of evidence that the image is genuine, as The Atlantic points out. One is that Mitt Romney was spotted pumping gas near La Jolla, California, the Redditor reports. And, indeed, Romney’s got roots there and may retire in the area:
“The Redditor, mkb95, says the photo was snapped in his home town of La Jolla, California, where Romney does indeed own a home and is reportedly planning to settle down (retire?) following his last election defeat. He says he chatted up Romney, who was obviously without security guards or drivers, for a few minutes, before they both went on their way.”
Does the pic of Mitt Romney pumping gas remind you a bit of post-election Al Gore?