Romney: “We Lost, But I’m Not Going Away”

Leah Barkoukis

1/26/2013 4:35:00 PM - Leah Barkoukis

Mitt Romney may have gone off the radar since the election but that doesn’t mean he’s done with politics altogether. In a meeting with donors and senior campaign leadership on Friday, Romney said, “We lost, but I’m not going away.” Over to you, Politico:

Romney told top Washington bundlers, donors and senior campaign leadership in a meeting Friday morning that he would help out GOP candidates for governor in 2013, during the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race, according to two people who attended the meeting.

Romney also made clear his ambition for elected office has ended, according to another source present. […]

“We lost, but I’m not going away,” Romney told the crowd, according to a person who attended the meeting. “I will continue to help.”

Romney also said that keeping a low profile after Election Day was intentional, according to Politico’s source. “He didn’t want to say something on the fiscal cliff and have the president use that as a wedge between the speaker and the minority leader… He said it wasn’t going to last for long and that he was going to come back and start talking about the things that matter to him.”

A December poll shows Mitt Romney’s post-election approval rating at 47 percent—a number that will live in infamy for the former presidential candidate.