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In response to Colleen Hroncich ("This Election Has Me Fearing for the Future," Nov. 9 letter), just as you and your husband are shocked, so are Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. It was reported that the Romney campaign told the press they didn't have a concession speech prepared.

The problem is you all live inside the Fox bubble -- you only hear and believe what comes to you from right-wing TV, radio and print. Nate Silver predicted this -- he had Obama at a 90.6 percent chance of re-election, yet the Romney campaign chose to ignore that, possibly didn't even know it existed because of the bubble. Karl Rove stayed in the bubble even when Fox told him it was over -- of course, he had a lot to fear -- so much money, so little return.

If their campaign is so incompetent that they refuse to believe what is staring them in the face, why would you want them running the country?

He lost because he Etch-a-Sketched, he lost because he wouldn't show his tax returns, he lost because President Obama's policies have worked, he lost because Republicans tried to intimidate voters, he lost because so many women thought the abortion issue was settled, he lost because Mr. Obama is a better manager. Maybe that community organizing gave him a better understanding of the world than the view from Mr. Romney's 1 percent.

You needn't fear for your children or grandchildren. Mr. Obama's re-election is not the end of America -- it's only so in right-wing land. Please get yourselves out of the bubble.

ELAINE SMITH
Cecil


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