A Campaign Starting and Ending with Jobs

As soon as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney lost Tuesday night, the usual search for campaign scapegoats began. Fortunately, at least, one man will stand up for the campaign’s staffers, and that is the candidate himself. Instead of searching for blame, Romney has begun searching for jobs for the 400 staffers who devoted a year of their lives to his presidential pursuit.

According to The Washington Post, Romney thought of his staffers’ futures before his own.

…Romney, those close to him said, is not second guessing the counsel or work of his staff. After he spoke at Wednesday’s breakfast, Simmons said he spoke privately with Romney.

“I said, ‘So what are you going to do for the next few weeks? Let’s do something fun,’ ” Simmons recalled. “And he said, ‘Uh, I’m going to be really busy.’ He said, ‘I have 400 people to get great jobs for.’ ”

The candidate who understood how jobs are created will now help his aides find new ones. For Romney, a long campaign ends with disappointment but not without dignity.