Failed challenger Mitt Romney was gracious as he finally conceded the election to Barack Obama around 12:55 a.m. Eastern Time.
"This a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation," he said to a crowd of cheering supporters in Boston.
He thanked Paul Ryan, his sons, his campaign workers, but especially his wife Ann:
Ann "would have been a wonderful First Lady," he said. Aww.