Mitt Romney Talks Campaign, Sounds Wistful In First Interview [Video]

Mitt Romney First Interview

Mitt Romney spoke about his campaign and sounded wistful in his first interview since he lost the presidential election in November.

Romney also called the campaign a “roller coaster.” The former Republican nominee was accompanied by his wife, who said that the family has done well after the election.

The interview is not set to air until March 3, but pre-interview comments have been released, reports The Huffington Post. Romney stated of the campaign:

“We were on a roller coaster, exciting and thrilling, ups and downs. But the ride ends. And then you get off. And it’s not like, oh, can’t we be on a roller coaster the rest of our life?”

The Romneys sat down for the interview this week for the first time since the former Republican candidate lost the race to President Barack Obama. The family has kept a low profile since the election and have stayed out of the public eye for the most part.

NBC News notes that the Fox News interview isn’t the only appearance Mitt Romney will make post-election.

Romney is set to make his first speech since his campaign ended in two weeks. He will appear at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C.

Ann Romney added of life after the campaign:

“It is an adjustment, but it’s one I think we did well. The good news is fortunately we like each other.”

Mitt Romney was spotted running errands around his home in La Jolla, California last fall. One photo also surfaced of Mitt Romney riding a roller coaster at Disneyland. Aside from those photos, however, the Romneys have remained largely out of the spotlight.


Ann Romney continued on about post-election life, likening it to the roles they have held in the Mormon church. She explained:

“In our church, we’re used to serving and you know, you can be in a very high position, but you recognize you’re serving. And then all of a sudden, you’re released and you’re nobody. And we’re used to that.”

It is not clear what role Mitt Romney will have in politics after his return to the national stage in two weeks.

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