Mitt and Ann Romney in D.C. for 'social visit'
January 25th, 2013
12:41 PM ET
5 years ago

Mitt and Ann Romney in D.C. for 'social visit'

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney and his wife Ann were in Washington Friday for a "social visit," according to a former senior adviser to the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.

Romney attended a reception in his honor Friday hosted by philanthropist Catherine Reynolds and businessman Bill Marriott Jr. He also attended a roundtable followed by a lunch at a DC hotel with financial backers, former staff and other supporters.

The Romneys are expected to attend the black-tie Alfalfa Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, while in the nation's capital.

According to one participant in at least one of the events, Romney said he would "stay involved in the policy debate," that he was "proud of the accomplishments" and noted the "innovation" of some Republican governors.

The source said Romney made it clear he will not run again and that it was time for a new generation of leaders.

Romney was not seen Friday morning outside the hotel where the reception was set to take place; however, his 2012 running mate Rep. Paul Ryan was spotted entering the building.

Romney did not attend President Barack Obama's inauguration this week, remaining instead at his home in La Jolla, California. Romney was last in D.C. when he lunched with Obama at the White House last month.

"He deliberately did not inject himself into the political discussion between the election and the inauguration while the President was laying out his agenda for a second term," the former senior adviser said. "But Gov. Romney does care deeply about America and its place in the world and from time to time he will speak out on issues."

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soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Exhausted

    Wait, who is this guy again?

    January 25, 2013 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  2. Chumlee

    I thought we were done with these two idiots. They lost, go home

    January 25, 2013 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  3. Bill

    No, Ann, it was not "your turn".

    January 25, 2013 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    he was probably too busy riding the car elevator up and down and them lambasting the "help" about the lawn, the pool, the dishes....the "47%"

    January 25, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  5. Moose

    This guy is a highly motivated successful person. go ahead start with the insults

    January 25, 2013 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  6. ART

    I consider myself one of the you people that Ann Romney spoke about in regard to releasing his taxes. So Ann how does it feel to realize that us little people have spoken and loudly at that with our votes, you cannot discount us people can you?

    January 25, 2013 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  7. Wake up People!

    And this is news why?? Didn't his son just recently state that this poser had fooled so many people and didn't even want to be POTUS??

    January 25, 2013 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  8. Cam Spurgeon

    UGH. What a pair of Phony Balologny .. Who cares besides media.

    January 25, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  9. papanez

    Show us your taxes!!!!!

    January 25, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  10. Cam Spurgeon

    UGH. What a pair of Phonies. Who cares what they think. Most of their own part has disowned them. Again who cares?

    January 25, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  11. Discernment


    . . . while in town, you can stop by the IRS office and pick up those last 10-years of tax filings, and then drop them off at the Washington Post for public transparency. Mitt, it is never too late to meet the standards of your own father.

    January 25, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Moose wrote:

    This guy is a highly motivated successful person. go ahead start with the insults
    He still thinks he lost because of Acorn and the great "free stuff" giveaway. He had said giveawys work every time in if his $5 trillion tax cut plan wasn't.

    January 25, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  13. Boo

    And we should care about this because?

    January 25, 2013 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  14. John the Historian

    I thought Willard was going to the planet of kolob or does he go the Nauvoo, Illinois or Independence, Missouri to wait the second coming of Christ with rapist Joseph Smith who married a 14 year old. I wonder if he has his 200 pound book of gold tablets that Joseph Smith supposedly carried under his arms. Wonder many wives he will get on kolob. Should it be 87 wives like Joseph Smith or 70 wives like murderer Brigham Young. Should not Romney be out proving Jesus Christ preached to the American-Indians. Show me the archaeology that proves that. Show me the DNA testing that proves American-Indians are descended from a Jewish tribe. Sure glad Warren Jeffs will not get his presidential pardon now. I guess the mormon cult will have to be satisfied that Franklin Graham took the cult word off his website. Big concession that means so much to everyone.

    January 25, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  15. kayla

    the question moose, how did he get sucessful?

    January 25, 2013 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  16. Linda

    They didn't care about most of the US (47%), so we showed them who is boss. Honestly, did you think you could come out and apoligize after making the 47% comment when you thought no one was listening. Showed the man that you really are and what you really think of this country that you "love". Just half of the country though right?
    You should live in India where that have people that live in "classes", since you wanted to kick us all to the curb like india does to their people. Who got the last kick?

    January 25, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  17. James Bond

    I agree moose, he is a greedy sob, who makes his living off of selling out average americans, he good at it though huh?, money as motivation, what do you need more money for? now what does mitt romney need more money for? when is enough enough?

    January 25, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  18. Olga K. Morales

    A wonderful beautiful couple! When people will stop envying them for being wealthy, loving each other, and having a wondeful family? Stop the hate. You cannot be what they are.

    January 25, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  19. California Gary

    Back in the public eye? I guess the therapy sessions went well........

    January 25, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    Romney who?

    January 25, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  21. Patines

    Having the nostalgia of a dream, isn't it, Mitt?

    January 25, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  22. Getoverit


    Show us your taxes!!!!!
    Funny. By the way, how come no one is screaming about John Kerry's taxes?

    January 25, 2013 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  23. James Bond

    Would not want to be olga, why dont you research the way in which he amassed his wealth, he is not worthy of defending, and certainly does not need your help, or sympathy, he can buy all of that he wishes

    January 25, 2013 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  24. julie

    don't forget to wave as you drive by the white house on your wayout of town...........

    January 25, 2013 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  25. Courtney

    Oh boy .

    January 25, 2013 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
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