San Antonio, Texas—As roughly the total political mirror of morning speaker Gov. Howard Dean, Karen Hughes, former G.W. Bush Administration insider and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, told Thursday's Benefits Selling Expo audience a thing or two about her hopes for America—and her strong faith in the political future of presumed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Hughes, who lives in nearby Austin, was also able to provide some interesting insights from her experiences inside the White House, through moments including Sept. 11 and the early days of the Iraq War. "Those were three very intense years at the State Department," she noted

Mostly, Hughes—who now works as global vice chair of international PR company Burson-Marsteller—made it very clear that she feels that President Obama has done a major disservice to the American public, and has a good chance of being defeated this fall, as a result.

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