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What helped her get back up and try again? Trust in God and trust in the man she knew would stand by her. “I needed him desperately,” she says.

Many people in America are frightened right now. Their savings gone, their retirement funds depleted, they see the government safety net sagging, collapsing under our debt burden. America needs a leader, desperately.

Mrs. Romney urges us to believe: “You can trust Mitt. He loves America. He will take us to a better place,” just as he did for her during those rough times.

Finally, Mrs. Romney reminds us that America’s solutions require our leader’s commitment (and experience!) to do whatever is needed. When Mrs. Romney couldn’t get out of bed because of her MS, and later when she battled breast cancer, she learned the power of Mr. Romney’s commitment. He did what was needed. He got the job done.

Mrs. Romney speaks from the heart when she says, “This man will not fail. … This is the man who will wake up every day with the determination to solve the problems that others say can’t be solved, to fix what others say is beyond repair. This is the man who will work harder than anyone so that we can work a little less hard.”

He’s been doing that for Mrs. Romney and their family, church and community for 42 years. So perhaps America’s women would do better to stop listening to the liberal media and instead look at the record of a man who has lived a life of service to others.

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