Romney delivers concession speech after conceding to Obama

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Washington, Nov. 7 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered his concession speech just after President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the race for the White House.

Romney told his supporters that he called the president to concede and said: "I wish all of them well, particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters".

"I ran for office because I'm concerned for America," Romney explained, adding: "Like so many of you, Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign."

"I wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters. (Applause.) This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation," the New York Times quoted Romney, as saying.

"I want to thank Paul Ryan for all that he has done for our campaign -- (cheers, applause) -- and for our country. Besides my wife Ann, Paul is the best choice I've ever made," he said.

"And I trust that his intellect and his hard work and his commitment to principle will continue to contribute to the good of our nation," he added.

"I also want to thank Ann, the love of my life. She would have been a wonderful first lady. She's-she has been that and more to me and to our family and to the many people that she has touched with her compassion and her care," Romney said.

According to the report, Romney also thanked Matt Rhoades and the dedicated campaign team he led.

He also thanked the team for all the hours of work, for the calls, for the speeches and appearances, for the resources and for the prayers. (ANI)

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