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Hey, Guys, Hear This!!

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I just got my first letter from Mitt Romney.

"Dear Norman," it says, "I am running for President of the United States and because you are one of America's most notable Republicans, I want to personally let you know why. It's simple, really ... I believe in America."

I can't tell you what that means to me. For so long I have wanted a president who believes in America. He calls me "one of America's most notable Republicans" when I haven't given 10 cents to him or the party. But think of it: To Mitt Romney I am notable just like those big guys who give him millions, like that guy from Las Vegas and those brothers. You have to really believe in America to feel like that. And golly, on top of that, I'm not even a Republican. You gotta love a man who, with everything he has on his mind, like whether he pays taxes, would take the time to tell me something about himself personally. And that he believes in America.

Imagine, a man running for president believes in America! Are we lucky or what?

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