Before his tragic amusing defeat at the polls on Tuesday night, Mitt Romney had publically stated that he would not re-run for office were he to lose to Obama.

Barack, it seems, has ended Mitt's long but ultimately unfulfilled political career, leaving the former governor nothing more than to sit in his magic underpants counting his Cayman Island retirement fund while watching his wife’s dancing horse.

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Cardboard Mitt: 'This country is at a cross roads...'

However, Romney devotees should not despair. Straight after Mitt conceded the election early on Wednesday morning, a cardboard cut-out of the Republican candidate announced its intention to contest the 2016 election, vowing to learn from Willard’s mistakes and bring a more rounded, three-dimensional personality to the presidential race.

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'We shall run and with God's help we shall win'

Donald Trump has already stated he would vote for the “tough-on-China” cardboard candidate as long as he could personally review its college transcripts, while Sarah Palin tweeted her backing for "America's cardboard patriot", stating: "Cut-out Mitt is the right man to take or country back".

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  • Volunteer Clare Frew puts away a life-size cut out of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as she prepares to close the Chatham County Republican Campaign office, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Savannah, Ga. After a grinding presidential campaign, Americans are heading into polling places across the country. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

  • An employee of the U.S. Embassy carries a cutout of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, following an election event hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

  • An Indian embassy worker carries a cardboard cutout of Republican candidate Mitt Romney into a truck after an event organized by the U.S embassy to mark the US elections at the landmark Imperial Hotel in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. President Barack Obama captured a second White House term, blunting a mighty challenge by Romney as Americans voted for a leader they knew over a wealthy businessman they did not. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Cutouts of President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, sit behind an AARP display before the candidates' final debate, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

  • INDIA-US-ELECTIONS-CELEBRATIONS

    A cutout of US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is carried away by a catering company worker after a US embassy election party at a local hotel in Delhi on November 07, 2012. President Barack Obama swept to a emphatic re-election win over Mitt Romney Tuesday. Republican nominee Romney, deflated and exhausted offered Obama a classy tribute as he appeared before dejected supporters in Boston, moments after phoning the US leader to formally concede and to congratulate his team. AFP PHOTO/Roberto Schmidt (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A television host prepares to speak in between cutout figures of U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a U.S. Elections Watch at a shopping mall at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Filipinos participated in a mock U.S. elections between Obama and Romney which was organized by the U.S. Embassy in Manila.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

  • Workers carry cutout figures of incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a U.S. Elections Watch at a shopping mall at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Filipinos participated in a mock US elections between Obama and Romney, which was organized by the U.S. Embassy in Manila.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

  • Indian Muslim students pose for photographs near cutouts of U.S. President Barack Obama, background right, and Republican candidate Mitt Romney during an event organized by the U.S. Embassy in Chennai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Obama captured a second White House term, blunting a mighty challenge by Romney as Americans voted for a leader they knew over a wealthy businessman they did not. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)

  • Elaina Moran takes a picture of Debra Vining with a life-size cut out of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Romney Victory Headquarters South Jacksonville on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

  • Florida Prepares For Final Presidential Debate

    BOCA RATON, FL - OCTOBER 20: People look at card board cutouts of U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at Lynn University as the campus prepares for the final presidential debate October 20, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. The debate, which will be held on Monday, October 22, will mark the final meeting between the two candidates before the general election on November 6th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

    A woman carries a cutout of Mitt Romney near a Secret Service Agent before the third day of the 2012 Republican national Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Mitt Romney was nominated on August 28as the Republican candidate to run against US US President Barack Obama in the 2012 US Presidential Election. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

  • GERMANY-US-VOTE-PARTY

    A waitress walks past cardboard cutouts of US President Barack Obama (R) and presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) at a US election party at the headquarters of German media giant Bertelsmann in Berlin, on November 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • ITALY-US-VOTE-212

    A woman takes a picture during the US election night party in Milan on November 7, 2012 as people pose with cardboard cutouts of US President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • CHINA-US-VOTE

    A woman poses with carboard cut-outs of US president Barack Obama (R) and presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) at a hotel during a US presidential election results event organised by the US embassy in Beijing on November 7, 2012. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney steeled themselves for nervous hours as polls closed in the first of the key swing states that will decide their tight and bitter White House duel. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SKOREA-US-VOTE

    A visitor poses with cut-out replicas of US President Barack Obama (L) and Governor Mitt Romney (R) during a '2012 US Election Watch' event organized by the US embassy in Seoul on November 7, 2012. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney steeled themselves for nervous hours as polls closed in the first of the key swing states that will decide their tight and bitter White House duel. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SKOREA-US-VOTE

    A visitor poses with cut-out replicas of US President Barack Obama (L) and Governor Mitt Romney (R) during a '2012 US Election Watch' event organized by the US embassy in Seoul on November 7, 2012. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney steeled themselves for nervous hours as polls closed in the first of the key swing states that will decide their tight and bitter White House duel. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • CHINA-US-VOTE

    A man poses with carboard cut-outs of US president Barack Obama (R) and presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) at a hotel during a US presidential election results event organised by the US embassy in Beijing on November 7, 2012. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney steeled themselves for nervous hours Tuesday as polls closed in the first of the key swing states that will decide their tight and bitter White House duel. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

  • CHINA-US-VOTE

    A man poses with carboard cut-outs of US president Barack Obama (R) and presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) at a hotel during a US presidential election results event organised by the US embassy in Beijing on November 7, 2012. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney steeled themselves for nervous hours as polls closed in the first of the key swing states that will decide their tight and bitter White House duel. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SKOREA-US-VOTE

    A visitor poses with cut-out replicas of US President Barack Obama (L) and Governor Mitt Romney (R) during a '2012 US Election Watch' event organized by the US embassy in Seoul on November 7, 2012. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney steeled themselves for nervous hours as polls closed in the first of the key swing states that will decide their tight and bitter White House duel. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SKOREA-US-VOTE

    A visitor poses with cut-out replicas of US President Barack Obama (L) and Governor Mitt Romney (R) during a '2012 US Election Watch' event organized by the US embassy in Seoul on November 7, 2012. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney steeled themselves for nervous hours as polls closed in the first of the key swing states that will decide their tight and bitter White House duel. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • CHINA-US-VOTE

    A woman accidentally knocks over a cardboard cut-out of US President Barack Obama next to presidential candidate Mitt Romney, during an election results event organised by the US embassy in Beijing on November 7, 2012. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney steeled themselves for nervous hours as polls closed in the first of the key swing states that will decide their tight and bitter White House duel. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-US ELECTIONS

    An empty seat is left behind next to an empty stage and a cutout of US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney after a US embassy election party at a local hotel in Delhi on November 7, 2012. President Barack Obama swept to a emphatic re-election win over Mitt Romney Tuesday. Republican nominee Romney, deflated and exhausted, offered Obama a classy tribute, as he appeared before dejected supporters in Boston, moments after phoning the US leader to formally concede and to congratulate his team. AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-US-ELECTIONS-CELEBRATIONS

    A cutout of US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is loaded into a truck by workers after a US embassy election party at a local hotel in Delhi on November 07, 2012. President Barack Obama swept to a emphatic re-election win over Mitt Romney Tuesday. Republican nominee Romney, deflated and exhausted, offered Obama a classy tribute, as he appeared before dejected supporters in Boston, moments after phoning the US leader to formally concede and to congratulate his team. AFP PHOTO/Roberto Schmidt (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Presidential Election Event At US Embassy In Kabul

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 07: Afghan journalists look on as they work in front of cardboard cut-outs of U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney during a US 2012 presidential election watch event at the US embassy on November 7, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Barack Obama won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • Presidential Election Event At US Embassy In Kabul

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 07: Afghan radio journalist Abdul hai Warshan speaks on his phone on as he stands near cardboard cut-outs of US presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during a US 2012 presidential election watch event at the US embassy on November 7, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Barack Obama won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • Presidential Election Event At US Embassy In Kabul

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 07: An Afghan journalist poses with a cardboard cut-out of Republican candidate Mitt Romney during a U.S. 2012 presidential election watch event at the US embassy on November 7, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Barack Obama won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • Presidential Election Event At US Embassy In Kabul

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 07: Afghan journalists pose with cardboard cut-outs of U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney on during a US 2012 presidential election watch event at the US embassy on November 7, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Barack Obama won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • Presidential Election Event At US Embassy In Kabul

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 07: Afghan journalists pose with cardboard cut-outs of U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney on during a US 2012 presidential election watch event at the US embassy on November 7, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Barack Obama won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • Presidential Election Event At US Embassy In Kabul

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 07: An Afghan journalist poses with a cardboard cut-out of Republican candidate Mitt Romney during a US 2012 presidential election watch event at the US embassy on November 7, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Barack Obama won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

    A woman holds a cutout of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney before the third day of the 2012 Republican national Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Romney was nominated on August 28 as the Republican candidate to run against US US President Barack Obama in the 2012 US Presidential Election. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Larry Elliott

    Larry Elliott, dressed as Abraham Lincoln, poses with life-sized cut outs of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama, right, at Centre College, site of the Vice Presidential debate, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Danville, Ky. Vice President Joe Biden will face Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Larry Elliott

    Larry Elliott, dressed as Abraham Lincoln, poses with life-sized cut outs of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama, right, at Centre College, site of the Vice Presidential debate, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Danville, Ky. Vice President Joe Biden will face Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Ellen Leslie, Danielle Gillespie

    Ellen Leslie, left, takes a photo of Danielle Gillespie, right, with cardboard cut-outs of Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama at DebateFest at the University of Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

  • The cardboard cutouts of President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, stand near a door as a security guard patrols during a reception organized by the U.S. embassy to wait for the results of the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, in Rome, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • A guest poses for a souvenir picture next to the cardboard cutouts of the President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, during a reception organized by the US embassy to wait for the results of the 2012 US Presidential elections in Rome, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • A guest poses for a souvenir picture next to the cardboard cutouts of President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, during a reception organized by the U.S. Embassy to wait for the results of the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, in Rome, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • Students and professors cheer while dancing with cutouts of President Barack Obama, left, and Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, prior to watching the third televised presidential debate at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)