Mitt Romney, former U.S. presidential candidate (2012) and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often mistakenly called the Mormon Church), is reportedly “returning to the private sector.”  This headline hit the news near mid-March 2013 after Romney offered his first interviews since losing the election. It had been announced months before that he would be returning to his position on the board of directors at Marriott International.
Romney has held office space at the business of his son, Tagg’s company for some time, but now he’ll be working at his son’s investment firm, Solamere Capital, as chairman of the executive committee. The job is advising on matters of private equity, a commitment which will fill about 1 week per month and still leave plenty of time to be involved in influencing public policy and helping the American people.
Romney said in prior interviews that he won’t quit being involved with policy-making, any way he should be needed, but will not run for office again. Romney founded the asset management company Bain Capital in 1984.
Forbes Magazine, after the failed election, called Romney a man of outstanding talent who can still be useful to the American people.  The writer for Forbes, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, lamented that Romney will never be chosen by Obama as Secretary of Defense, and therefore will never be able to whip its bloated bureaucracy into shape. Instead, he proposed that Romney “should fund and run a foundation dedicated to fostering and researching new, innovative right-of-center policy ideas.” This would be “…a laboratory that funds interesting thinkers and initiatives on a broad range of ideas.”
“The foundation should simultaneously fund investigations into, say, how to reduce abortions without legal restrictions, and how to implement restrictions; how to improve healthcare coverage with a mandate, and without.” 
Romney has not yet address a political gathering, but that is coming up shortly. Perhaps then America will see what’s been on his mind since the election, besides enjoying down-time with his family. The 47% of Americans who voted for him lost more than the presidency, but a great deal of morale after his loss. They certainly hope for some sort of mind-blowing announcement of some sort of effort that can affect policy toward the moral compass that guides the conservative cause.
TheWeek.com offered some ideas as to what Romney should do next: 1) Become a Republican Party elder and help it find a direction in which it can win future elections; 2) Rejuvenate the conservative base in America; 3) Take some time for himself (which is what he has been doing; 4) Write a book; 5) Wait before making new plans.
This seems to be what Romney has been doing. His new roles at Marriott and Solemere will take a fraction of his time. Romney fans hope he will make some big announcement soon—a launch of something innovative and exciting that only he could ever succeed at.