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Does Mitt Romney have a political life after losing the presidency? (+video)

In his first post-election interview, Mitt Romney tells Fox News why he thinks he lost: failure to connect with minorities and the devastating impact of his '47 percent' comment. He hopes to have a future in the Republican Party, but as 'the guy who lost,' that's uncertain.

Mitt Romney interview: Life after the 2012 election?
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Rebuilding your political life after a failed presidential bid is tough under any circumstances – especially so if you don’t have, say, a seat in the US Senate or the governor’s office to go back to, as John McCain, John Kerry, and Michael Dukakis did.

It can take months – years – to get something new going, something befitting the ambition and ego of one who thought he should be president. Just ask Jimmy Carter or Al Gore or George H.W. Bush.

Mitt Romney is finding this out.

The Republican presidential standard-bearer last year not only has to deal with personal political failure after twice shooting for the White House. He’s also the symbol of the GOP’s major problem these days: the failure to connect with an electorate that is becoming younger and more diverse than its membership – certainly more moderate than the party’s leadership.


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