There's no limos, Secret Service agents or attentive aides. Just a guy pumping his own gas, hair somewhat disheveled. Such is life for losing presidential candidates.
A photo of Mitt Romney in an unguarded moment posted on the liberal-leaning site Reddit.com is attracting considerable attention. The picture was presumably taken in the San Diego area. The gossip site TMZ.com claims to have spotted Romney and his wife Ann seeing "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" in nearby Del Mar, CA, not far from their oceanfront home in La Jolla.
Some Reddit users have a rather unsympathetic take on Romney's diminished status from the campaign trail. "MY ANTI-IRONING RAY WILL RUMPLE EVERYONE'S CLOTHES!!! YOU WILL ALL JOIN ME AS A HAS-BEEN!!!" wrote user "iamadogforreal".
But others had a more measured take. "It is pretty amazing that in such a short period of time you can go from missing becoming the leader of one of the most powerful countries in the world by a couple % to pumping your own gas like everyone else," wrote "agwayclerk".
Via reddit.com and TMZ.com.