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An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

msalmon Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 7:19 PM
Great essay mark, I too admire Mr Romney for his goodness. He was not my first choice in the primary as I too thought he was too moderate, but as i got to know him more I felt better about voting for him and would have been proud if he had become the President. America made a bad choice by not picking him but so be it. Sometimes we have to fail for us to realize the bad decisions we make.

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...