Mitt Romney sends note of thanks to supporters
November 10th, 2012
04:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Mitt Romney sends note of thanks to supporters

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney sent a note Saturday to his campaign backers saying he and his wife "cannot thank you enough for supporting and believing in our cause."

"This was more than just a campaign - this was a national movement," he said. "Thank you for the work that you did - going across neighborhoods to knock on doors and put up yard signs. Thanks for making phone calls, coming to rallies, donating funds, and convincing friends and family to join our team."

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He did not specifically address his loss or President Barack Obama in the message.

"We still believe that better days are ahead. It's up to us to rally together to renew America's promise and restore American greatness," the message said.

The message did not address Romney's future plans. He has told supporters that one immediate emphasis is to help find jobs for the 400 campaign staffers.

"From the bottom of our hearts, Ann and I thank you for your support, prayers, efforts, and vote. We are forever grateful to each and every one of you. Today's a new day. Keep believing in America," Romney wrote before ending it saying, "Thank You."


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soundoff (211 Responses)
  1. Judi Powell

    Well, OK......who gave the OK to cut all his staffer, volunteers, workers, etc credit cards before they checked out of hotels, took cabs home and had other Romney-related expenses????? Totally unnecessary, as campaign funds SHOULD have still been used.....

    November 10, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  2. djrkw

    na na na na. na na na na. hey hey hey GOODBYE!

    November 10, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  3. us_1776

    Yes, Mitt, the Kolubians will be happy to know you appreciate them.

    .

    November 10, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  4. Welcome to Reality

    CNN and other MSM media outlets have helped to create the polarized environment we live in today. I don't believe Obama has caused, or even wants, the parteis to be divided by race. Whites are now overwhelmingly voting Republican, and all others tend to go for Democrats (from my understanding). The MSM keeps injecting race into this, when racism typically does not play into these elections, and over great lengths of time – years – this causes the parties to be where they are today. CNN and the MSM should be ashamed of themselves. This may help them write an interesting story, but it's not healthy for our country.

    November 10, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  5. HonestDave

    It would be interesting to see how successful he is getting them jobs. I also found it interesting their credit cards and cell phones were turned off on election night, supposedly while he was conceding. Glad he lost, he was interested in being president for all the wrong reasons and I'm not talking about his positions, more like this was his power trip.

    November 10, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  6. Don

    Best American Presidential Candidate we've ever had..it's too bad he lost due to racism from the Democrats.

    November 10, 2012 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  7. J Michael

    Thanks, Mitt. 10 years from now, when we are broke like Greece from trillion dollar annual deficits, our broke kids and grandkids will suffer for our foolishness. Many will blame their poverty on the rich and successful because they have been trained by their parents that cell phones, birth control, health care and anything else you can think of should be free.

    November 10, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  8. ted

    I thank Romney's supporters also. I am most thankful that there were not enough of them :)

    November 10, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  9. BD70

    Not sorry Romney...the America I believe in is diversity. You offered I don't know what but thanks for playing. Bye bye now and don't let the door hit you in the butt. By the way...hope never to see you run for president again.

    November 10, 2012 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  10. Gambi

    May I say you have much to contribute to making this country a better place. Do not retreat go forward. Be the change your party needs so desparately.
    All the best to you, your wife Ann, your sons, their wives and those beautiful grand kids.

    November 10, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  11. Patricia Ising

    I am a 60 year old Republican. I am a retired teacher who voted Democrat for most of my life. This is the first time ever that I have received an email from a Presidential candidate thanking me for my vote. It says a lot about a person and his family.

    November 10, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    nice job Mit

    November 10, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  13. Kevin

    Romney is a good man, just like President Obama. That said, even I don't hate Obama, (I don't hate anyone as I don't believe in hatred), I definitely supported Romney over Obama because Romney represents the one percent.

    November 10, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  14. Tommy

    A dishonest campaign came very close to winning.......America can be proud that it didnt.
    Now instead of teaching your kids, that integrity doesnt matter, you can teach them that it does.

    November 10, 2012 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  15. FREEDOM

    God bless you and your beautiful family, Mitt Romney. Many in the country mourn that you are not our president.

    November 10, 2012 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  16. taumy

    A national movement of the glaringly nefarious condition of the republican party.

    November 10, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  17. james

    thank you governor romney. you are a good man, regardless of what people say.

    November 10, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  18. E1G1

    Yeah, he sent a note....four days after the election, and four days after he stranded many staffers at hotels and airports, by cutting off all campaign credit cards the night of the election, without notice! Good thing to be thrifty, but certainly extremely rude and inconsiderate.

    November 10, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  19. Judith T.

    McCain & Palin, Romney & Ryan. It that's the best the Tea/Republicans can come up with on the presidential level, it shows their party and dogma are not on the decline. They are down the toilet.

    November 10, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  20. Thomas

    The message did not address Romney's future plans. He has told supporters that one immediate emphasis is to help find jobs for the 400 campaign staffers.
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    As a job creator , starting with his 400 people is a good chance to see Mtt in action..

    If he only had that 3 billion he spent on his campaign , he could have invested in sustainable long-term jobs for his 400 advisers.

    Did his staffers have medical insurance ?

    November 10, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  21. john4fishing

    The republican party is out of touch. Plain and simple.

    November 10, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  22. Dale

    Well MITT you may be a multimillionaire, but you were up against George Soros money, and the Communist Party they were too will organize , they have been working on this reelection four years.

    November 10, 2012 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  23. Rafael Rivero

    If you belive in America bring your money to America!

    November 10, 2012 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  24. Southernsuga

    Mr. Romney,

    You didn't run an honest campaign, IMHO. Lies about the other candidate and his positions will NOT make you win.

    November 10, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  25. SPLAT!~

    In his concession speech, he made mention of Pastors, Priests and Rabbis. The GOP just doesn't get it, there are other Americans besides the ones that believe in the god of Abraham. Why do they go out of their way to exclude them? We want a President that works for ALL Americans!

    November 10, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
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