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An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

suzyqzy Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 8:29 PM
This election was a great loss for America. Mitt Romney is an extremely competent, intelligent, good and wise man. During the campaign I wondered why such a man would even want to be president, having to tolerate extreme distortions of his character and words. He ran because he truly wanted to help America, not for self aggrandizement or to grab power. What a shame. Not for him, for us.
msaid Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:53 PM
Indeed, Romney is a very intelligent man....a good speaker and an excellent debater, much better than Obama, but not pacifist.: his attitude toward Iran and Palestine.....That's why he lost.
Mohamed Halouach, Casablanca, Morocco .

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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...