So many of us are curious to know how Romney took the loss. I've found an article that gives us a few ideas on this matter.
CBS News reports:
Romney was stoic as he talked to the president, an aide said, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.I found it interesting that Romney's campaign did not look at the polls. They too, were shocked about the loss. But I can't help but to think how silly they were to ignore the facts and bank on big money and White voters.
"There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't," said another adviser. "It was like a sucker punch."
Their emotion was visible on their faces when they walked on stage after Romney finished his remarks, which Romney had hastily composed, knowing he had to say something.
Both wives looked stricken, and Ryan himself seemed grim. They all were thrust on that stage without understanding what had just happened.
"He was shellshocked," one adviser said of Romney.
Maybe this is the 'loss' Romney needed to snap him back into reality. The campaign wasn't his, it was his donors, the Tea Party and far Right Wing politics and because of that, he loss BIG!