Among those absent from today's inauguration was Mitt Romney, the man who almost was. NBC News' Peter Alexander also reports that a former aide of Romney's says it's "doubtful" that the Romneys were watching. What's your problem with Beyoncé, Mittens?

So what were the Romneys watching on television today instead? According to today's TV listings for La Jolla, Calif., the Romneys had a couple options:

  • Emeril was on HSN. Perhaps he was selling some cookware to control exploding butter?
  • It also looks like there's a Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami marathon on E! today. We know how Mitt feels about Kim, but what about the other sisters Kardashian?
  • Also, Lifetime is airing a Wife Swap marathon. But that seems more like Newt Gingrich's thing, anyway.

[Image of sad Mitt Romney via AP]