The former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, asked how he was feeling after his loss to President Obama, vehemently denied that he ran for president, calling the accusation laughable.
“That’s preposterous,” Mr. Romney said at a news conference at his former campaign headquarters in Boston. “I’ve heard that claim, and it’s simply wrong. It’s not true. There’s no proof of it. I work at Bain Capital and by ‘work at Bain Capital,’ I mean I do not work for Bain Capital, I simply collect a check from Bain Capital, and by ‘collect a check,’ I mean I simply have it deposited to an offshore account in the Bahamas. Ha-ha. I’m joking. Who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Milk. Whole. Skim. Two percent. Breakfast cereals. What good fun.”
Pressed by pool reporters, who said that they had followed him on the campaign trail almost every day for more than a year, celebrated his birthday on the campaign plane, and met his children and grandchildren, Mr. Romney expressed confusion and surprise.