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An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

doc, aka Rich Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 11:13 AM
Baloney. This campaign went on for months. Yes, their advisors thought they were doing right, taking, the high road, etc., etc.. but after month after month of not seeing any drop in Obama polls despite the economic train wreck the nation is suffering, how long do you give a smart guy to figure out they're being taken to the cleaners in the court of public opinion? Yes I can blame both McCain and Romney for being very very foolish campaigners and taking responsibility for their own judgment. Yes, I fault the electorate, but doesn't the candidate bear responsibility for a poorly played game?

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...