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Seldom in history has one person had the opportunity to unite a country more than did Gov. Mitt Romney.
I had my hands in the air for him as much as I have for anyone. But slowly, like a watercolor painting in the rain, Romney's campaign began to melt into odd comments and ideas.
When he didn't win, I thought it would be interesting to see what sort of person he is. As the outcry of disappointment over his loss became louder, he received a golden opportunity to save the country he loves.
What if Romney had publicly thrown his support to his opponent, had been the man, the leader and the Christian he said he was? What if he had suggested that Republicans use their passion to rebuild? I believe our nation would have listened and a healing could have begun, one that transcended the election because people believed in Romney.
Instead of looking at his party and his own possible shortcomings in having lost, he pointed his finger there, there and there. I am disappointed.
Mitt Romney, you could have been great.