Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, Barack Obama and Nigel Farage are all destined to be remembered for how they appeared when they were photographed with the president-elect
You could get lost in that photo of Donald Trump and Mitt Romney, couldnt you? Every time you look at it, another new detail rises to the surface and breaks your heart. The slant of Romneys eyebrows. The self-satisfied careen in Trumps neck. The bottle of wine in the background and the glass of water on the table. The sensation that Trump has shoved away his plate of scallops and demanded that someone bring him a big bowl of Sugar Puffs and a mixing spoon.
But it is Romneys face that induces this such a fascinating picture. Look at it. There is no way on Earth that Romney expected the photo to be taken. He is, remember, the most presidential-looking non-president in the history of the United States. He looks like what you would get if you asked a beachside cartoonist on Marthas Vineyard to describe a human version of a bald eagle. Yet here he is, three mouthfuls into a dinner, looking sheepish and writhing as if he has just been caught in bed with another woman. If this photo had a caption, it would be: Honey! What are you doing back earlier today?
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