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 assistant editor of the New Statesman.

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New Digital Editor: Serena Kutchinsky

The New Statesman appoints Serena Kutchinsky as Digital Editor.

Serena Kutchinsky is to join the New Statesman as digital editor in September. She will lead the expansion of the New Statesman across a variety of digital platforms.

Serena has over a decade of experience working in digital media and is currently the digital editor of Newsweek Europe. Since she joined the title, traffic to the website has increased by almost 250 per cent. Previously, Serena was the digital editor of Prospect magazine and also the assistant digital editor of the Sunday Times - part of the team which launched the Sunday Times website and tablet editions.

Jason Cowley, New Statesman editor, said: “Serena joins us at a great time for the New Statesman, and, building on the excellent work of recent years, she has just the skills and experience we need to help lead the next stage of our expansion as a print-digital hybrid.”

Serena Kutchinsky said: “I am delighted to be joining the New Statesman team and to have the opportunity to drive forward its digital strategy. The website is already established as the home of free-thinking journalism online in the UK and I look forward to leading our expansion and growing the global readership of this historic title.

In June, the New Statesman website recorded record traffic figures when more than four million unique users read more than 27 million pages. The circulation of the weekly magazine is growing steadily and now stands at 33,400, the highest it has been since the early 1980s.