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An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

AwesomeWiseGirl Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 10:52 PM
Thank you Mark. I hope Gov. Romney reads this and my comment on how heartbroken I am that he is not our president. I wonder if America will ever wake up and realize what they threw away. God bless you Gov. Romney and your beautiful family. You are still an inspiration to me and my family.

Editor's note: A version of this piece first appeared at USAToday.com.

Dear Mitt,

I have awakened on November 7 to learn that your bid for the presidency was unsuccessful. In the midst of the disappointment that I share with you, I want to thank you for devoting years of your life to the wearisome task of running for president. Millions of Americans are grateful to you.

You have been one of my heroes for the past 48 years. I still recall vividly the valiant cross country race you ran at our Cranbrook Homecoming in October of 1964—a race...