Romney Concedes; Appeals for End of Partisan Bickering

National Journal

Mitt Romney said during his concession speech Tuesday night that he would “pray” for President Obama’s success during his second term in office, urging all the politicians of both major parties to push aside partisan politics to solve the nation’s problems.

"The nation, as you know, is at a critical point,” he said, addressing a subdued crowd of supporters in Boston. “At a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work and we citizens also have to rise to the occasion.”

Romney said he and his running mate Paul Ryan “left it all on the field” during his campaign.

“I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in another direction, but the nation chose another leader,” he said.

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