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. Darla (Edmonton, Canada)

    Is he returning any of the money he wasted?

    November 11, 2012 03:07 am at 3:07 am |
  2. wil

    finding the 400 jobs??? yea he couldn't even find the White House so u know he's not finding them jobs.

    November 11, 2012 03:08 am at 3:08 am |
  3. guss

    I guess he still tries to counter anythn obama does huh,,!! Coming out to thank ur supporters mr.Romeny after mr.Obama's emotional thank u speech to his campagian crew wasn't to brighte just to only write a letter and also doneing it almost a week later dosent make any better,,!! U tried ur heart out I give u a lot of respect,,but I dnt think u cared about anyone's loss other thn urs though,,!!

    November 11, 2012 03:48 am at 3:48 am |
  4. NoTags

    Mitt Romney was a very gracious loser, much more so than the majority of his supporters.

    November 11, 2012 03:49 am at 3:49 am |
  5. Joy Halabrin

    Thanks for giving it your all. I am very sorry and scared for The United States of America. I hope this is not the end for the best country on Earth. Take care and hope to see you again, like 2016 perhaps????

    November 11, 2012 04:16 am at 4:16 am |
  6. 2americangirls

    Well, he is a businessman, he can employ those 400 people.

    November 11, 2012 04:23 am at 4:23 am |
  7. impeach obama

    MItt were sorry America Failed you this is going to be a dark 4 years we must impeach obama thats the next step

    November 11, 2012 04:27 am at 4:27 am |
  8. Michael

    He's a great man–a great American! Thank you for posting...

    I will continue to believe in America in my heart–the principles that made this nation great.

    November 11, 2012 04:40 am at 4:40 am |
  9. Metrograde

    We are still in a crisis and it is cruel to feign altruism when so many people are in need.
    I hope Mitt demands that Trump should apologize to THE PRESIDENT and pony up that 5 million to FEMA, etc. Mitt should remind him that 5mil could keep hospitals, schools.police/fire depts from cutbacks.

    November 11, 2012 05:04 am at 5:04 am |
  10. Daniel

    Mitt Romney is a class act and would have been a great President, much better than President Obama could ever be.

    November 11, 2012 05:10 am at 5:10 am |
  11. rick

    This was the first presidential election that i didn't see many bumper stickers for either candidate.I saw 2 or 3 for Romney and no more than 6 for Obama.

    November 11, 2012 05:14 am at 5:14 am |
  12. Susan Wilde

    Always classy.

    November 11, 2012 05:30 am at 5:30 am |
  13. frank

    You thought you would divide America ? We need somebody to bring people together !

    November 11, 2012 05:35 am at 5:35 am |
  14. Howard

    Goodbye Romney. Take care of yourself..

    November 11, 2012 06:13 am at 6:13 am |
  15. MikeFL

    Romney reiterated his plans to help find his staffers jobs and said he will fly to China tomorrow and speak directly with one of his partners.

    November 11, 2012 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  16. Namemayer

    I love mitt he would really run this country like a president instead of rewarding people for not working like Obama

    November 11, 2012 06:32 am at 6:32 am |
  17. Consequence

    Romney is a class act who thoroughly believes in America – but it is an America sinking beneath the waves of moral bearing, responsible government and sound planning. Having long lost the vision of what they can do for their country, the Democrats now focus on what the country can do for them.

    November 11, 2012 06:36 am at 6:36 am |
  18. Marry

    …this WAS a “conservative” movement (giving conservatism a bad name!)… Yes, Romney is correct here – it was! It is unlikely that the voter is ever going to let themselves be so insulted as Romney did trying to BUY this election. On ALL issues he was on the wrong side! He did not even step in when voter suppression was being tried. Rove was counting on it! But the voter (Dem) where forewarned and prepared this time! Thank you so much my fellow Americans for going to VOTE! Stay with it – go again when your interests are threatened – 95 are still more than 5!

    November 11, 2012 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  19. Carol

    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." - They can't thank You People enough, but they can immediately cut off credit cards for their campaign workers, leaving them stranded.

    November 11, 2012 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  20. John Merrick

    His 400 campaign staffers can apply for work with a growing American automobile industry. The one Romney suggested should be allowed to go out of business.

    November 11, 2012 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  21. Marie MD

    Are those the same 400 campaign workers whose credit cards were immediately suspended after the failed campaign?
    This guy just can't stop,lying to people and himself.
    Are YIU going to get them jobs in one of your factories in China?
    As far as any real movement. All I can hear is you and your whole family flushing that toilet time and again since Tuesday.

    November 11, 2012 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  22. James

    Good luck to him and his wife.

    November 11, 2012 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  23. Ralph Dahm

    So now the country will never experience the very capable abilities of a man who earned his own money, successfully ran large corporations, turned around the failing Olympics, worked with Democrats versus creating a partisan atmosphere, and who believes in strong family values and helping others by giving substantial money to charities and direct assistance. This was a very close election (less than 3% of the popular vote) and just 75,000 to 150,000 votes made the difference in the swing states. I hope all those who voted for Obama enjoy the higher taxes, reduced benefits, and other consequences of their actions. In my opinion the best phrase to describe the Obama win is "you can fool some of the people all of the time..."

    November 11, 2012 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  24. Stopthemadness

    Did he do that before or after he cut off all his staffers credit cards, left them stranded and a bunch of cab drivers and hotel bills for the staffers to pay for helping his cause?

    November 11, 2012 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  25. fryuujin

    wonder how much $$ of Mitt's own $$ he spent on this epic failure to keep lies alive.

    November 11, 2012 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
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