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An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

M444ss Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 6:24 PM
Tepid campaign? Not sure where your focus is, Bill. I was pretty excited from the hope that President Obama would soon be gone. I thought Romney would have made a great president. But even if I was wrong, he'd have been far better than what we have now. The voters who didn't vote can't blame Romney for running a poor campaign. They can only blame themselves. Say, are you one of those "principled" voters that refused to cast a ballot for a phony conservative like Romney?

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...