He took his sweet, old time, but Mitt Romney finally conceded just after midnight on Wednesday morning.
Barack Obama was named the winner by every major network over an hour earlier, yet the Republicans were left yawning at the Boston headquarters while waiting for Romney's speech. It turns out he only wrote one for a presumed victory, so we imagine it was quite a scramble to act like a gracious loser on live television.
Check out the entire concession speech (above) to hear him thank his wife, Paul Ryan, his supporters and campaign staff before mentioning for a second time that he'll be praying for the winning administration.
He also echoed a previous sentiment by emphasizing the importance of reaching "across the aisle to do the people's work." Since our nation is "at a critical point," he advised leaders not to "risk partisan bickering and political posturing."
We certainly hope politicians take that message to heart.
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