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Obama’s ill treatment of challenger still aches

Your Nov. 8 editorial “Obama should utilize Romney as a special economic adviser” suggested that Mitt Romney not decline a role in the Obama administration “simply because he lost the presidency.” If Romney declines, it would be because of his character, not his pride. President Obama’s win-at-all-costs campaign ought to have consequences for him.

Obama painted Romney as a greedy, unprincipled guy looking out for the rich. Un-presidentially, Obama took advantage of society’s decline in civility to bully and mock Romney, who then had to spend his campaign proving that he was a highly principled and accomplished leader.

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