Re "Romney blames loss on Obama's 'gifts' to voters" (Page A6, Nov. 15): I voted for President Barack Obama and it was because of the gifts I received. I got an end to the war in Iraq, where my son served two deployments as a Marine. I got the Lilly Ledbetter bill supporting equal pay for women. I got a robust American auto industry so when I'm hunting for a new car I have many choices. I got the end to the "don't ask, don't tell" policy and a president, who supported marriage equality, which affects several of my good friends. I got health care reform that requires health insurance to treat my cancer even with its high cost.
I also got the gift of a president to be proud of -- the child of a single mother, intelligent, thoughtful, decisive, a good father and husband with integrity and compassion. Now these are all truly gifts that will get my vote.
-- Susan Martimo, West Sacramento
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