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An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

fromohio Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:40 PM
I second that wholeheartedly. I have to mention one event during the campaign that made me think that not everything has been lost. It was Romney's speech at the NAACP when I sensed that maybe, maybe the American spirit is here to long live. It is unfortunate that for reasons unknown to me, the campaign did carry on going on the same path.

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...