After losing his second presidential race, Mitt Romney is finally done with elective office forever. Now speculation has begun as to what he'll do next. In the Times today, friends and advisers suggest that Romney might write a book, return to finance, or take a leadership role in the Mormon Church, among other fairly predictable options. But we have some other ideas for jobs that are perfectly suited to Romney's unique set of tastes and talents.
Because Romney has somehow discovered the objectively ideal tree height.
Because a guy who “loves being able to fire people” would be perfect for the job held by George Clooney’s character in Up in the Air.
New Mad Men Character
He buys the firm, lays off everyone except Don Draper and a janitor, and sells it for a $30 million profit six months later.
Because he looks like a mannequin.
NASCAR team owner
So he could hang out with his "great friends."
Stock Photo Model
Romney could be paid handsomely just for posing while doing everyday things … handsomely.
Marketing Consultant for Lemonade Companies
Because Romney appreciates the basic essence of lemonade better than anyone.
Professional Poolside Giant Jenga Athlete
(Romney would first have to create the National Poolside Giant Jenga League, or NPGJL, which currently does not exist for some reason.)
Maoist Guerilla leader
When you combine Romney's strong desire for political power with his weakness at courting voters and his incredible skill at ideological reinvention, his career path is obvious. Obamacare is socialism, Romney invented Obamacare — boom, done. (H/T Intel Jon)
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