Mitt Romney: 'We Lost, but I'm Not Going Away' Promises to help GOP candidates: Politico By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jan 25, 2013 5:36 PM CST 164 comments Comments Mitt Romney delivers his concession speech at his election night rally in Boston on Nov. 7. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (Newser) – It wasn't the speech he hoped to give during inauguration week in Washington, but Mitt Romney spoke nonetheless today to a closed-door session of donors and campaign bigwigs. Politico has the quote getting the most play: “We lost, but I’m not going away. I will continue to help.” That doesn't mean he's running again; in fact he made clear he's not, according to those present. But Romney promised to help GOP candidates in gubernatorial elections, the congressional midterms, and, yes, the 2016 presidential race. He also pledged to start speaking out again on national matters.