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LDS leaders offer congratulations ( ** )


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LDS leaders offer congratulations

 The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Tuesday:  “We congratulate President Obama on winning a second term as President of the United States.  After a long campaign, this is now a time for Americans to come together.  It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our national leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations.  We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times.  May our national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people.  We also commend Governor Romney for engaging at the highest level of our democratic process which,
by its nature, demands so much of those who offer themselves for public service.  We wish him and his family every success in their future endeavors.”

Mitt Romney’s concession speech

“I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory.  His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations.  I wish all
of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters
This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that
the president will be successful in guiding our nation.
The nation, as you know, is at a critical point.  At a time like this, we can’t risk partisan bickering and political posturing.  Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people’s work.   And we citizens also have to rise to the occasion.  I believe in America.  I believe in the people of America.  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. 
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.  And so Ann and I join with you to
earnestly pray for him and for this great nation.
  Thank you, and God bless America.”

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