Open Letter to Mitt Romney: I apologize for mocking and doubting you and I THANK YOU for running the campaign that will defeat Barack Obama and the Left
I’m writing this letter to you the morning after the last of the presidential debates to apologize to you personally for doing absolutely everything I could think of for four years to stop you from becoming the 2012 Republican nominee. I really didn’t know a thing about you, except that you had a lot of kids, were Governor of Massachusetts, and looked like an old movie star…and that you came in second last time to John McCain and somehow I got it into my head that this should have disqualified you from running again this year (or that it meant you’d repeat McCain’s anemic campaign and not even try to give Barack Obama a run for his money). Boy, was I stupid..because after these debates and the campaign you’ve run I have come to realize you’re one of the best political strategists I’ve ever studied…and you are a man who has clearly answered the call of duty when our country needed you the most. I am sorry for not giving you a fair chance until you became the nominee, but I’m beyond grateful I have the opportunity today to do anything I can to help your campaign in this home stretch.
What you have managed to do in this general election will be studied and written about for years because even many Republicans have no clue how smart you’ve played things. A lot of people are going to have pleasantly bewildered faces on November 6th as the electoral college results pour in and it becomes clear why you did everything you did for the last several months; it’s going to be like the end of one of those old M. Night Shyamalan films where the pieces all fit together and the audience finally gets the big “twist”. I actually plan on watching MSNBC for the results because I want to see Chris Matthews, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and the other loathsome clowns on that Democrat propaganda network have real-time meltdowns and psychotic breaks as state after state is declared another addition to your victory column.
It will indeed be morning in America again for our country…while the Left’s media operatives mourn Barack Obama’s crushing defeat.
You’re going to win this by about 70-80 electoral votes (or actually more), but I think you know that already. My home state of Ohio is going to put you over the top and I think you might even win my home county of Cuyahoga, which would be the first time a Republican did that in forever. I pray every night that you have as structured and brilliant a plan to restore our country to a path of prosperity as you did charting your road to the White House through this presidential campaign. Because what you are going to achieve in two weeks will be epic…and what you’ll do after that will be nation-saving.
I can’t say it enough, Governor: I am sorry I didn’t stop to learn more about you years ago when I decided I wouldn’t support your nomination largely because I felt you were the “it’s his turn” candidate and I wanted someone flashier and more aggressive to really hammer Obama left and right through the campaign. Truth be told, I’m a big supporter of Governor Sarah Palin and I wanted her to run and lead a Momma Grizzly charge down from Alaska to drive Obama out of Washington…but Governor Palin chose not to run and I had to respect her decision (even though it honestly broke my heart for a while…so I hope she’ll be considered for a Cabinet position in your administration if she would be inclined to serve in one, such as the Secretary of Energy perhaps?). Like a little kid who didn’t get his way, I was mad for a while that I couldn’t vote for Palin for President this year and resented you for wanting the nomination because I still couldn’t get the “it’s his turn” perception out of my head. I then jumped around, supporting anyone who seemed even remotely likely to beat you in the primaries…and when that guy collapsed I leaped to the next momentary “not-Romney” frontrunner. I never did allow myself to even consider you as an option because, well, I was a seriously committed “Anyone But Romney” guy just because I felt a stupid grievance against you for trying again after coming in second four years ago to McCain. I also didn’t like a lot of the young staffers here in Chicago from your 2008 campaign, including an ex-boyfriend of mine; I was petty and wrong to transfer my negative feelings for these random people onto you or to be prejudiced against you because I didn’t like some of your eager beaver campaign volunteers.
After you secured the nomination I realized I had to grudgingly learn some things about you because I know that America will not survive another term of Barack Obama; his spending, his desire to decimate our military, and his belief that the United States is just one of many countries in the world and is not the least bit exceptional would destroy us if he’s allowed four more years. I believe Obama’s wasted Trillion in stimulus back in 2009 and the disaster that is Obamacare in 2010 actually pushed us into what will soon be recognized as an economic Depression. The only reason it’s not being addressed as such is because the national media (which I call the Ministry of Truth, since it’s become a propaganda service for the Democrat Party) will not use the “D” word (for Depression) as long as someone with a (D) after his name sits in the Oval Office. I have friends who have not had steady work since Barack Obama took over…and these are people with advanced degrees! Obama just does not get it…and life will only get worse for most of us if he’s re-elected.
I honestly believed it would take someone combative and larger-than-life to defeat Obama and mocked you for four years as being too milquetoast and mild. I actually called you a soggy cucumber-and-mayonnaise sandwich and derided you as the Cocktail Party establishment’s pick, because I thought the Republican Party just wanted to throw the election by running the guy who lost to John McCain to then go out and lose to Obama again. I feel like such a fool today and am ashamed of myself for making fun of you in my effort to resist your nomination. As a result of my myopia in this regard, I completely missed how uniquely talented you really are to get us out of this Depression and reinvigorate business growth and hiring in this country again.
I didn’t even feel like we as a nation had a future because, especially between 2008-2010, the Left seemed to have triumphed and gained control of all the levers of power. One crazy thing after another was rammed through Congress and almost everyone in the Cabinet was either a buffoon or a lunatic who often gleefully enacted orders from the Left to purposefully sabotage our country. I honestly believe that Eric Holder, Kathleen Sebelius, Steven Chu, Susan Rice, Tim Geithner, Ken Salazar, Ray LaHood, and others that Barack Obama brought to Washington with him have deliberately done intentional harm to the United States because that’s what the Left plotted to do for the thirty years these dangerous loons were last exiled to the political wilderness.
I believe on November 6th that your election to the presidency will be similar to Ronald Reagan’s in that the Left will be sent to the Phantom Zone yet again…and that you and Vice President Ryan will succeed in keeping these threats to our country banished for many years to come.
I was too young to ever say this to President Reagan, or to have even been aware of the election of 1980…but THANK YOU, Governor Romney, for standing up and agreeing to answer the call to duty that you heard in America’s time of great need. THANK YOU for having the class and grace to keep running for the nomination when fools like me mocked and doubted you or just assumed you wanted to be president to fill out your resume. Clearly, your resume needed no such padding and you could have done anything you wanted with your life…or just enjoyed your family and your grandkids and lived in comfort somewhere warm and carefree. But, instead you chose to serve when you no doubt realized that you had the skill set and the experience to save America from ruin.
I’ve always believed that when a time of great crisis threatened the United States that the stars would align, the Fates conspire, and a loving and awesome God would bless this nation with a champion perfectly suited to lead the way back to safety, prosperity, and freedom. In our past we’ve had men like Washington and Lincoln answer that call…and more recently Reagan. And now, when we needed someone with the extraordinary ability to save great institutions from debt-driven ruin we have the man who will soon become President-Elect Romney.
Thank you for stepping up to save the country I love, Governor. Thank you for running a positive and uplifting campaign that has focused on what makes this nation great and the unlimited potential of its people. Thank you for reaching out to all Americans and telling them that they have a real choice in this election and that, if they choose you, they will elect a man who will serve honorably and work hard every day he is in office. Thank you for humbly asking for our votes last night at the close of the debate and for promising you will earn and keep our trust as you lead the way back to our shared and bright American future.
I am a gay guy in Chicago who was a lifelong Democrat until 2008 when my former party fired up the Alinsky Death Star and blasted all of us Hillary Clinton supporters because the Left wanted Obama in office so every crazy thing his fellow travelers had always wanted to do to the country could be forced on us in Obama’s name. I saw that the Democrat Party had become completely controlled by the Left…and that the party had shunted conservative Democrats from the Midwest like me to the side as “bitter clingers”, like how Obama put it himself back in 2008. It took me a while to warm up to the idea of being a Republican because I thought of the GOP as the party of guys like McCain, whom I never had any confidence in as a leader. I felt such a heavy sense of dread on my heart for the longest time during the Obama regime because I knew another candidate like McCain could not beat Obama.
That’s the one thing I got right about you, it turns out, because you ended up being nothing like what I expected you to be. The more I read about your past and the things you accomplished, the more I genuinely started to like you. The things you have done to help people your entire life shame me for not maintaining such a life record of service and love to my fellow human beings. You weren’t just a successful businessman, a talented Governor, and the rescuer of the Olympics…but you were one of the most amazing husbands and fathers I’ve ever heard of…and a true role model for all of us as Christians in this country.
I am awed by your consistent commitment to your faith and your pronounced devotion to charity and modesty. I am a lapsed Catholic who is heading back to mass because I want to reconnect with the spirit and grace that drives someone like you, even if my Christianity is not expressed the same way as yours.
We are all so very lucky to have a man like you running in this race because you have proved that a decent person who has lived a good life can indeed succeed in whatever he sets out to accomplish without ever playing dirty or stooping to the tactics of the Left. I still don’t know quite how you did it, but I will probably spend the rest of my career trying to figure this out…but Governor you systematically and expertly eliminated every advantage that Barack Obama had coming into this race and mooted any possible attack he could make against you.
Last night at the final presidential debate, your calm demeanor and focus on the big picture made Obama seem small and petty by constantly attacking you. While his base on the Left loved this, it alienated independents and undecideds and showed you to be an unflappable leader who could deal with just about anyone when sitting down at a table to hammer out a solution to big problems. Barack Obama looked like just a community organizer who’d wandered in off the street to start ridiculous personal fights…while meanwhile YOU looked like the actual president.
Your entire campaign has reduced Obama from the pharaoh-like demigod the Ministry of Truth pumped him up to be (remember his bizarre cult-like ascendancy in a styrofoam Greek temple in Denver four years ago?) to a bewildered, stammering, and utterly deflated wreck (like he was, again in Denver, in the first of your debates…proving what a big difference four years could make). What’s most astonishing about this is that the national media still doesn’t quite realize you did it…and they are still believing their own hype that Obama’s the powerful “Lightbringer” they claimed he was back when his “Hope and Change” fad was the rage that swept the nation (and him into office).
I underestimated you, Governor Romney. I didn’t properly investigate your record before I wrongly made up my mind about you. I had no idea at all you were THIS GOOD AT WHAT YOU DO…but you have completely blunted every once-magical power the Ministry of Truth afforded Obama…and you rendered him the precise opposite of the inevitable victor the media still so desperately tries pretending he’ll be.
I may have stupidly aligned against you in the past but am smart enough to see that your strategies have worked so far and will indeed carry the day in a fortnight when Obama and the Left will indeed be defeated…all because your positive and solutions-driven campaign was the pitch-perfect remedy to all of Obama’s failings.
I am asking everyone I know to rally behind you, not just in the last days of this election but during your presidency too. I promise that as long as you keep working hard for America and keep serving as a role model for us all that I will support you in all that you do in the years ahead. I am proud to have you as our next president and look forward to doing everything I can in my own ways to ensure your message gets out to as many people as possible.
Never did I think I’d say this, but I am thrilled to be voting for Mitt Romney for President and to be an out and proud Romney supporter.
I wear a campaign shirt with you and Mr. Ryan on it wherever I go here in Chicago and you should be encouraged to know that even in Barack Obama’s “hometown” people are looking to your election with great and real hope because they know you will deliver where your soon-to-be-predecessor failed.
Thank you for answering this call to duty and for agreeing to serve the American people as our leader and role model in Washington when it’s clear we needed you — PRECISELY YOU — most.
PS — Please make Congressman Allen West either your Secretary of Defense or Secretary of State because he is beyond awesome and is a future president himself. I am grateful to you for picking Mr. Ryan as your VP because he is a future president as well…so now please position Congressman West for his own rendezvous with destiny too.
© 2012, Kevin DuJan. All rights reserved.
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