IMAGES: How candidates have weathered presidential losses
It has been more than four months since Republican candidate Mitt Romney lost the presidency to Barack Obama after a trying campaign. Romney had dedicated nearly six years to his pursuit of the White House, and for the first time since Jan. 3, 2007, the man who planned to be president wakes up each morning without any plans.
March 15, 2013 Mitt Romney waves as he takes the stage prior to speaking to at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. “Of course I left the race disappointed that I didn’t win, but I also left honored and humbled to have represented the values we believe in,” the 2012 GOP presidential nominee told the conference in a 16-minute speech.Jacquelyn Martin/AP
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.