WHAT ROMNEY SAID

November 7, 2012 - 2:33 AM

AP National Political Editor Liz Sidoti has this to say about Mitt Romney's concession speech:

Mitt Romney hardly lingered on stage in Boston after conceding to Barack Obama. And the Republican sounded like a candidate who knew when to call it quits after two unsuccessful attempts at the presidency.

In a brief speech, Romney said he gave it all to his campaign and that he wished he could have delivered the White House for his supporters.

Romney was respectful when he talked of Obama, calling him "the president" and saying that: "I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation."

And, after a sharply negative campaign, Romney also urged Americans not to engage in partisan bickering.

— Liz Sidoti

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