5 Pictures Of Mitt Romney Looking Sad

The Republican candidate was gracious at the end, but couldn't help looking a bit sad at his defeat.

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Mitt takes to the stage at his concession rally in Boston, Massachussetts, with his eyes downcast.

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Let's have a close-up, just to be sure. Observe the sadness in his eyes, while he tries to plaster on a philosophical grin.

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Mitt is comforted by his wife. Paul Ryan is pulling a very sad face here indeed.

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It's a fact that black and white photos are extra sad.

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The saddest face of all, during Mitt's concession speech to his supporters. Watch it in full here:

 
And as a special bonus, let's have a picture of Barack and Michelle looking happy:
 
Mitt Romney acknowledges the cheers of his supporters at his rally in Boston. Photograph: Getty Images

Caroline Crampton is web editor of the New Statesman.

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Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary mean for policy?

The political and policy-based implications of the new Secretary of State for International Trade.

Only Nixon, it is said, could have gone to China. Only a politician with the impeccable Commie-bashing credentials of the 37th President had the political capital necessary to strike a deal with the People’s Republic of China.

Theresa May’s great hope is that only Liam Fox, the newly-installed Secretary of State for International Trade, has the Euro-bashing credentials to break the news to the Brexiteers that a deal between a post-Leave United Kingdom and China might be somewhat harder to negotiate than Vote Leave suggested.

The biggest item on the agenda: striking a deal that allows Britain to stay in the single market. Elsewhere, Fox should use his political capital with the Conservative right to wait longer to sign deals than a Remainer would have to, to avoid the United Kingdom being caught in a series of bad deals. 

Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman. He usually writes about politics.