Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Who Says Politics Is Soul Crushing? Mitt Romney Elated on the Trail -- PICTURES Who Says Politics Is Soul Crushing? Mitt Romney Elated on the Trail --...

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation


Politics / CAMPAIGN 2012

Who Says Politics Is Soul Crushing? Mitt Romney Elated on the Trail -- PICTURES

photo of Brian Resnick
September 20, 2012

Here at National Journal, we look through a lot of wire photos of the candidates. On any given day, we'll scroll through dozens of shots from the trail, searching for that perfect picture to illustrate our stories. But amid the usual portraits of Romney, Obama, et al., standing at podiums, holding babies, and disembarking planes, are some gems: instances when usually composed political players are caught in a candid moment.

Here are our favorite shots of Romney just enjoying the moment. In the spirit of bipartisanship, a similar gallery of Obama will follow.

Maybe they're old friends?(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Who wouldn't be happy about cake?(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

He and running mate Paul Ryan have a lot of inside jokes.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Mitt prefers the full, open-mouth smile when meeting with voters.(AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

You can't not smile when you're on a Jet Ski.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Politics aside, Romney has great teeth.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


At the Republican National Convention: Bravo!(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Romney sneaks in a "normal day" of buying hardware while being followed by a press pool.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Right back at you!(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)


(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nothing's quite as satisfying as a father's approval.(AP Photo)

Job Board
Search Jobs
Account Executive
| Washington, District of Columbia
Manager- Public Outreach & Policy
| Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Cyber Security Engineer
Lockheed Martin | Orlando, FL
Software Engineer Asc
Lockheed Martin | King of Prussia, PA
Info Assurance Engineer Asc
Lockheed Martin | Orlando, FL
Intelligence Analyst Stf
Lockheed Martin | Reston, VA
Sr Software Engineer
Lockheed Martin | San Antonio, TX
Software Engineer Sr
Lockheed Martin | Littleton, CO
Electrical Engineer Sr
Lockheed Martin | Orlando, FL
Software Engineer
Lockheed Martin | Huntsville, AL
Intelligence Analyst Trainer
Lockheed Martin | Fort Bragg, NC
Software Engineer - CDL Systems Huntsville
Lockheed Martin | Huntsville, AL
Project Spec Sr Stf
Lockheed Martin | Moorestown, NJ
Electrician, Maintenance
Lockheed Martin | Augusta, GA
Software Engineer
Lockheed Martin | Littleton, CO
comments powered by Disqus