From surreptitious photos of his date nights with his wife to awkward selfies on airplanes, Mitt Romney is the first presidential runner-up to face the full force of social media — a rather sad, voyeuristic experience for which every modern politician must now prepare.
Two weeks after President Barack Obama's re-election, Mitt and Ann Romney were spotted at a movie theater, where they watched the latest "Twilight" flick. Afterward, they enjoyed some pizza. How do we know this? Someone on the street snapped pictures and sent them to TMZ. Two days later, multiple people caught Romney pumping gas in La Jolla, Calif., wearing a wrinkled blue dress shirt with his sleeves rolled and his hair mussed. The blurry images appeared on Twitter and Reddit. The next day, dozens of people pulled out their smartphones to document the Romney family's trip to Disneyland.