Mitt Romney sends note of thanks to supporters
November 10th, 2012
04:50 PM ET
10 years 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. Robert Prescott

    Romney was the opportunity for our country to be run like a business. Not an easy task, but a leader with experience to make the tough choices.

    There is an entire 50% of the country NOT HAPPY with the direction our beloved country is heading in. I am an entrepreneur...we work 70 to 80 hours per week. I see no upside in our future. We as a Nation have lost the incentive to Risk for Reward our Reputation & Resources... the definition of an Entrpreneur. 4 more years of BIG Government trying to solve problems via regulating what we do & how we do it. Where will we be in 4 years? Counless businesses & industries are on the verge of distinction...and now we have lost hope. Businesses will honker down, try to survive. Business will not be hiring or taking risks for futre the reward is de-incentivized. A classic diamtricaly opposed debate of Capitalism vs Socialism....why in this great country are we even tempted to try the socialist direction?
    Governemnt is in my way! We are headed in an unsustainable direction...will we survive? Romney's loss will go down in history. The "win" by Obama will not.

    November 10, 2012 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  2. artraveler

    "He has told supporters that one immediate emphasis is to help find jobs for the 400 campaign staffers."

    It might have gone over better if his campaign hadn't cancelled the credit cards within 6 hours of his comments Tuesday night, leaving staffers to find out they couldn't use the cards to check out of their hotel.

    November 10, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  3. commonvoice001

    Just go away just like George W. Hide in the hills of Utah...if they want you!

    November 10, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  4. dentate

    A class act. Thank you, Mr Romney.

    November 10, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  5. Eddie

    Let me get this straight now, his 400 campaign workers are going to be given jobs in China?

    November 10, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  6. J

    Regardless of what people think of Romney's politics, he is a classy guy.

    November 10, 2012 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  7. Joseph

    What a nice person with an impressive resume. I just wished Mitt Romney was able to tell his story to the people or at least people looked at his resume and casted their votes.

    I wish him and his family all the very best.

    November 10, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  8. jv

    This was no national movement!

    November 10, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  9. Becky

    The only reason my husband has a job is because of Mitt Romney and Bain Capitol investing in our local company. He has provided thousands of jobs. I wish the media had not vilified him. He is a good, kind man. There are so many stories of his service here in our little town, and no cameras were around. He really does care. I have seen it with my own eyes.

    November 10, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    On 47%that want gov handouts.which amounts to nickles&dimes.nothing in comparison to the $100k-millions business and corporations have been getting in start-up loans and grants for the last 40yrs. How about the cofee house grants for $35k

    November 10, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  11. jon

    Romney said he would create jobs but can't even figure out how to create jobs for the 400 campaign staffers he just laid off! HAHA! What a joke he is.

    November 10, 2012 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  12. Danny Venezia

    Somebody needs to reach out to Romney and remind him this is already a great country. What makes this country unique and great is the diversity of its people and having compassion and respect and hope for all people no matter rich or poor, black or white , gay or straight.

    November 10, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  13. NanH

    So he waits 5 days to thank his supporters.....nice

    November 10, 2012 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  14. Republican who supports President Obama

    Here is my note to Willard and the Tea party nut jobs out there. Go away and stay away – let the adults do some real work.

    November 10, 2012 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  15. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    The Kochs and Rove chose him because he was easily manipulated. Too bad the GOP voters did not get to chose their own party candidate.

    November 10, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  16. Republican who supports President Obama

    There is a note on the back:
    If you do not like the results – ACCEPT IT and move on!

    November 10, 2012 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  17. Bea Oates

    I can see Mitt Romney with Obama cabinet.

    November 10, 2012 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  18. profjim

    I hope he means what he said"Today's a new day. Keep believing in America" After all in his concession speech he asked his supporters to support the president. Time for both parties to work together for America.The voters have spoken!

    November 10, 2012 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  19. Steve

    Maybe he could have thanked them by letting them use the campaign credit cards and cell phones for a few more hours after his concession speech so they could get home.

    November 10, 2012 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  20. Kathy

    Our country would have been so much better with Mitt Romney as president. If I could afford to move to another country, I would. American has headed down a path that is not good. The next 4 years will not be productive. We have a man that is not trustworthy, that stands in front of a crowds of people while a so called singer spouts curse words and racial slurs, is THIS what America really wants to represent us as a nation? Not me....Mr. Obama is not my president.....

    November 10, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  21. JAMES B.

    This country is going to regret not having Mitt Romney for president. As much as Obama claims to want to unify the country , lets not forget he was the one to cause the division in the first place with his OBAMACARE. I believe that a Mitt Romney presidency would have help our country economically and job growth would have grown faster than Obama's BIG GOVT. polices. This country is indeed going to pay dearly for reelecting Obama AND MAYBE WE SHOULD.

    November 10, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    I just don't get why anybody would vote for Obama when Romney is available. It is like picking a child, rather than the grown up, to run the country.

    November 10, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  23. onlyfacts

    A puppet is only as good as it's puppeteer.

    November 10, 2012 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  24. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I thought that it was funny that the campaign cut off the credit cards the very night of the election. That shows me that he is either really cheap or thought that they were going to lose.

    November 10, 2012 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  25. Crandall

    Mitt please release your taxes now... That will help us believe that All conservatives do not LIE.

    November 10, 2012 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
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