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Thursday, October 27, 2016

At 12:55 AM, EST, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took the stage in Boston to officially concede the 2012 presidential election to President Barack Obama.

Romney gave a brief, subdued speech in which he thanked his supporters and reaffirmed his love for the country that he has twice run to lead.

Romney wished Obama and his family well, and said that “This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation.” He then thanked vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan — who received a loud ovation from the subdued crowd — along with his campaign staff, supporters, and his wife and sons.

“I believe in America. I believe in the people of America. And I ran for office because I’m concerned about America,” Romney said to applause from the audience. “This election is over but our principles endure. I believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and renewed greatness.”

In an ironic note, Romney also asserted that “at a time like this we can’t risk partisan bickering and political posturing” — a statement which stands in direct opposition to his conduct throughout his six-year quest for the White House.

The build-up to Romney’s concession was a source of intrigue, as Romney’s campaign initially refused to acknowledge that it had lost Ohio. Although all of the major news organizations had called the state for President Obama — putting him above the necessary 270 electoral vote threshold — Romney held off for almost two hours before calling President Obama and formally ending his quest for the White House.

A full transcript of Romney’s concession speech is available here.

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  • nobsartist

    willard the rat needs to leave America.

    • Maybe he could go back and live in Mexico, as he supposedly once did, which he mentioned in one of his speeches when he was trying to make points (feebly) with the Hispanic population. What the fool didn’t get was they are Hispanic, not stupid right wing politicians like he is used to having on his side.

      • nobsartist

        He could move back to France but now they have a 75% tax rate for people like him.

    • foolsdance

      He may actually need to. Koch/Rove/Cheney et. al. should be showing up any day for their return on investment – since I am certain they expected an ungodly amount of repay from a president, I wonder what they will settle for?

      • nobsartist

        for the amount they spent, a head on a platter would be appropriate.

  • Mimi2kool

    Romney is a poor sport and a sore loser. Emphasis on LOSER!!

    • Sandra

      I agree, I switched channels before he completed is pathetic speech. Six years conniving and running for POTUS. Lets hope he will finally acknowledge Americans are not into him.

  • lkreu

    I still can’t even look at him – that snarky smile.

  • nobsartist

    I am proud to have helped add these two to the wastebasket of history filled with losers.

  • IThinkthereforeIVoteMHO

    Good Day All … Hey “Obozo Must Go” … “Have a Nice” … Four More Years …

    • foolsdance

      lol – he is conspicuously absent today, isn’t he? Won’t you miss the insane tirades and all caps rants?

    • Landsende

      And Alllamerican is strangely silent today. We can only hope it lasts.

      • She is over on Yahoo spreading her hate.

  • Romney did a good job in his last speech. He kept it short, he thanked all of the hard working folks in his campaign, he congratulated the President, the American people and wished the country well. It was the best he did during the entire campaign. It must have been difficult for him to realize and accept that he lost since he obviously felt he was entitled to the job. I wonder which home he and family will retreat too in order to lick their wounds?

    • foolsdance

      ooooh, I like that idea – make it two!

  • foolsdance

    I would just love to know what he spent those two hours doing… between apparent loss and final concession? I hope to never see him or Ann again. I would say the same about Lyin Ryan, but you know damn well he’ll pop back up in four years. I, for one, am going to keep my eye on him until then.

    • Sandra

      Crying and asking his mormon god why he didn’t keep his promise to him because he was their saviour is my bet. I hope he gives up on being POTUS, I think most Americans are tired of seeing and hearing him and his lies.

  • Im so glad our hard work paid off.Its time to get to work and move foward America”’ To od be the Glory”’

  • Melvin Chatman

    “PO THANG”

  • I have to admit I did not listen to his entire concession speech, I can’t stand the sound of his voice or the stupid look on his face enough to put up with it. But from what I heard, he did not mention Obama, he said the voters chose the “other candidate,” not “the voters selected Obama, but “the other candidate!” He also said he would pray for “the president,” not that he would pray for Obama to lead the country, just that he would “pray for the president.” What a prick!

    • neece00

      Isn’t it amazing how the evangelist christians think that all they have to do is “pray about it” as if that will fix whatever the issue is.

  • He didn’t lie that time. Adios, Myth. Ride into the sunset, dragging Ryan behind you.

    • ralphkr

      Unfortunately, Robert, Ryan was reelected to his House seat and the Republicans still control the House although some of the most ignorant of them (TEA Party) did lose their seat soooo… it appears that we can look forward to being blessed with more Ryan genius budget plans and many more passages of cancelling ObamaCare. Fortunately, Democrats still control the Senate so we can look forward to at least 2 more years of being stalemated by the know nothing Fascist party in the House.

      • yep, more gridlock. Knock on wood.

  • ANN

    This has been a long hard campaign,so many twists and spins. I thank everyone involved that gave us a victory. I’m so proud to be a democrat. We all voted and we were heard. I thank God for that. I myself could not have bared life under a Romney/Ryan term in office. I’m still just so excited. Boy I hope I sleep tonight,I look like hell. But what a great night it was.So cheers to another 4 great years.

  • Mimi2kool

    I am still amazed that he chose to wait for election results in Boston, Massachusetts. When he was governor of Massachusetts, all he did was travel around the country making fun of Massachusetts for being such a blue state. Did he think that the residents of Massachusetts forgot his cavalier attitude? I knew he was not going to carry the state because people in Massachusetts have a strong sense of history, and they do not forget political slights. That just goes to show the level of his denial and his arrogance. I hope he was sincere when he said that if he did not win this time that he would not run again for President. Enough is enough.