Romney describes 2012 campaign as a ‘roller coaster’


AFP

WASHINGTON — In his first interview since losing his 2012 White House bid, Mitt Romney likened his experience as a presidential candidate to an unpredictable and bumpy roller coaster ride. “We were on a roller coaster, exciting and thrilling, ups and downs. But the ride ends,” Romney said, according to advance excerpts of the interview set to air on “Fox News Sunday.” “And then you get off. And it’s not like, ‘Oh, can’t we be on a roller coaster the rest of our life?’ It’s like, no, the ride’s over.”

Romney appeared with his wife Ann for the interview, the first either has given since the Nov. 6 election that granted President Barack Obama his second term. Ann Romney acknowledged that the transition from being surrounded by huge crowds and Secret Service agents around the clock to a far lower profile has been an “adjustment.” “We came and stepped forward to serve,” she added.

“It was really quite a lot of energy and a lot of passion and a lot of people around us and all of a sudden, it was nothing. “But the good news is, fortunately we like each other.”