Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 12 p.m.
Reeling from his loss to President Obama and now-notorious 'gifts' gaffe, Mr. Romney has been shying away from the public eye. Who knows what he's up to? He could be skiing in the Alps, lounging in the Bahamas, backpacking across Europe or climbing Mount Everest. Luckily, we have Reddit, the Big Brother of grassroots surveillance.
|The image of Romney pumping gas that went viral. The reddit user who uploaded the image has since deleted the account.|
So we now know he's not doing any of those things; he's just pumping gas in La Jolla, California.
Yesterday, this picture above went viral. Uploaded by a passerby native/user named mkb95, the shot of Romney shows a man much different than the one we recognize from the campaign. Hair tasseled, shirt slightly unbuttoned, self-government (pumping gas on his own); this is a truly New Mitt.
And mkb95 added the caption: "Mitt Romney at my local gas station... he looks tired and washed up."
"I talked to him for a good three minutes while he was filling his tank," the Redditor continued. "I guess he's moving to one of his houses in the town I live in, La Jolla,"
Now, pumping gas is a true symbol of middle-class mediocrity, as we all know. So does this mean that Romney has dropped down to the 47 Percent level?
Net value remains above $20 million. So, no, he hasn't... maybe the guy just needed some gas for his SUV. Who knows really.
Oh, and we also heard he went to see 'Breaking Dawn: Part II.' Okay, we're done with annoying the guy. Let's move on.