As I’ve confessed time and time again, I wasn’t always the staunch conservative that I am today- and as embarrassed as I am of the way I used to be, I think that in the long run, I’m better off for it. I can say with confidence that I know what I believe and I know why I believe it because my opinions are the result of research and questioning. I don’t just regurgitate the beliefs of my parents, professors or peers; I’ve thought critically and independently to reach my conclusions.
That being said, I think it’s time for a long overdue apology. Mitt Romney, I’m sorry. Given my beliefs being farther right of yours on many issues at this point, I doubt you would’ve been my pick in the primary, but you were so much more deserving of the highest office of the United States than the moron I so enthusiastically supported in 2012.
While we have our ideological differences, I know in my heart of hearts that this country would be in a much better place under your leadership, and that we’ve wasted four years of the presidency on someone that couldn’t dream of rivaling your wisdom and leadership.
I’m sorry because my opinions were not based on fact, but on feeling and sensationalism. I’m sorry because I publicly and passionately berated you without the slightest idea of what or who I was talking about. And most of all I’m sorry because so many people were doing the same, and if we had taken the election more seriously and taken the time to examine it in depth, we might not have actively participated in bankrupting the greatest country on earth for generations to come.
You and your beautiful family deserved so much better than the way you were treated, even by election year campaign standards. I want to thank you for caring about this country enough to run twice, and continuing to love it in the face of rejection. Thank you for the dignity and grace you consistently uphold, even when it wasn’t reciprocated. God bless America and God bless the Romney family.