Mitt Romney reluctantly delivered his concession speech, nearly 2 hours after CNN alongside several other new resources declared victory for President Barack Obama. Governor Romney gave a gracious concession speech tonight as he accepted defeat in the 2012 Presidential election.
Romney opened his speech congratulating the returning Commander-in-Chief and professing to his supporters ” I ran for this election because I am concerned with people.”
Watch Mitt Romney’s concession speech below:
Below is an excerpt from Mitt Romney’s concession speech:
I believe in America. I believe in the people of America. And I ran for office because I’m concerned about America. This election is over, but our principles endure. I believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to renewed greatness.
Like so many of you, Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign.
I so wish — I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader.