Thank you ! This is a thank you note to a good man. Thank you for turning aside from a life of ease and security to run for the presidency against an incumbent. Thank you for enduring the slander of you, your family, and your faith perpetrated by a criminally negligent media. Thank you for calling things such as 'terrorism' by their right name. Thank for selecting Paul Ryan as vice presidential running mate. Thank you -- and your lovely wife -- for demonstrating true love. Thank you for handling yourself with grace and equanimity in every situation. Thank you for your patriotism. Thank you for believing in America . It is to our eternal shame that America did not, in this time and place, believe in you.