Mitt Romney tells graduates to ‘get a life’ |


Mitt Romney tells graduates to ‘get a life’ |

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had a message Saturday for Jacksonville University graduates: Get a life.

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee told the nearly 900 students earning degrees that life isn’t measured in riches and professional achievement, but in friendships and family, learning and work, faith in God and service to others.

“Get a life, have a life, live your life in full. Embrace every fruitful dimension of life that you possibly can,” Romney said during the 22 minute commencement address delivered under overcast skies and sprawling oak trees.

In a speech that focused on life and not politics, Romney told the students to continue to learn and grow, and to even expect failures.

“I am asked what it felt like to lose to President Obama. Well, not as good as winning. Failures aren’t fun, but they are inevitable. More importantly, failures don’t have to define who you are,” Romney said.

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