Mitt Romney may have conceded the election to President Barack Obama with grace and brevity, but some of his supporters have more to say.
Stacey Dash, who came under fire last month for expressing her support of the Republican candidate, has penned a 1,344-word open letter detailing her disappointment at his loss.
Titled "2013," the letter, released in entirety to TMZ, begins with Dash's assertion that "like many other citizens of the United States, I have been worried and upset by the tremendous downturn in the economy, and the slow path to recovery."
"The main objective of our nation must be repairing the economy," she continues. "All our social concerns must come after this. Without a stable economy our great nation fails."
Despite her preference for Romney, Dash had a few kind words for President Obama, who she calls "brilliant, understated, ethical [and] a great husband and father."
Still, Dash contends that the country now needed Romney's "bipartisan success as governor of Massachusetts."
"I feel a desperation for the country. The fact is, that when the two parties are not working together, it makes things worse! Bring me a leader from either party that can get this unstuck," she wrote. "Non-partisanship is what will get Americans back to work and the homeless back on their feet."
Dash also addresses the hateful rhetoric floating around after her public endorsement of Romney over Obama. "I do not want to be a part of the hateful voices insulting each other. I want to be a part of the voices that helps shape the future. Don’t you?" she mused. "Perhaps I publicly endorsed Romney from a slightly naïve place, thinking that I could speak my voice without being criticized in such racially charged and hateful tones."
Still, upon hearing confirmation of Obama's victory, she offered her congratulations to the second term POTUS. "Although I am disappointed that Governor Romney and Congressman [Paul] Ryan did not win, I am hopeful that President Obama will lead us to becoming the great UNITED STATES OF AMERICA that thrives," the actress concluded.
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