Some were almost president. In some cases (George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter), they had four years in the White House — before being voted out. How did presidential losers endure the stigma and go on with their lives?
Mitt Romney: Rebuilding a life ... After his loss to President Obama, Mitt Romney prompted criticism from both political parties at crediting Obama's victory to ''gifts'' bestowed by the Democratic incumbent upon youth, people of color or Americans of modest means. After the election, the Republican went with family members to Disneyland, saw "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part II'' with his wife, Ann, and has stayed in shape by cycling near his home outside San Diego. Sharpshooter Images/Splash News and Pictures Buy Photo