Mitt Romney Delivers Concession Speech

GOP presidential candidate ends political career with a speech promoting the end to partisanship.
3:00 | 11/07/12

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Here it comes. It hasn't been around me just a short while ago we're told he called President Obama. There is walking out -- -- -- from Boston. Okay. Okay. President Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign -- also deserve congratulations. I wish all of them well but particularly the president the First Lady and their daughters. This is a time of great challenge for America back and I pray that the president will be successful. In guiding our nation. Brian Crawley is -- Okay. My wife -- hand. Paul is the best choice. Okay. -- his hard work and his commitment to principle. We'll continue to contribute to the good of our nation. Also want to thank and the love of my life. Okay. She would have been a wonderful First Lady. Okay. -- that and more to me -- to our family. And of the many people that she is touch with her campaign compassion. And her care. I think my sons for their tireless work -- behalf of the campaign and thank their wives and children for taking up the slack as their husbands. Has spent so many weeks away from home. Back roads and a dedicated campaign. Okay. Okay. Made an extraordinary effort not just for me but also for the country that we love. -- you here tonight. And of the team across the country the volunteers the fund -- the donors the surrogate. I don't believe that there's ever been an effort in our party that can compare with what you have done over these past years. Thank you -- -- Calls for the speeches and appearances. For the resources and for the prayers you gave deeply from your selves and performed. Magnificently. And you inspired us. And you humbled us you've been the very best we could have imagined. The nation as you know -- at a critical point. At a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work and we citizens also have to ride to the occasion. We look toward teachers -- professors we count and you're not just to teach but to inspire our children with a passion for learning and discovery. Without -- pastors and priests and rabbis and -- of all kinds to testify of the enduring principles. Upon which our society is built. Honesty. Charity. Integrity and -- Would add to our parents. For the final analysis -- that depends on the success. Of our homes. Would have to job creators of all kinds. We're counting on you to invest to hire. To step forward. And we look to Democrats and Republicans and government at all levels to put the people before the politics. I believe in America. I believe -- the people of America. Okay. Okay. And I ran for office because I'm concerned about America. This election is over. But our principles and door. I believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy. And -- greatness. Like so many of you Paul and I have left everything on the field we have given our all to this campaign. Okay. It's so. I so wish that I have been able -- the -- hopes to lead the country in a different direction. But the nation chose another leader. And so and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation thank you let god bless America. --

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