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An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

you've been served Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 6:23 AM
I pity you, luke. You have no recognition of the value of greatness. Mitt Romney gave it his best shot and played the game the way great men have always played. He played fair and he remained a gentleman and a statesman throughout. Just because he was vanquished by the unwashed barbarians does not lessen the man, himself. He is a true hero. And he has lived his life by the values that God, Himself, expects of us whether we win or lose. You, on the other hand, I suspect will not be judged so highly by God when you stand before Him. I pity you.

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...