Barack Obama Re-Elected President

President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan.

NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 10:15 p.m. and other media outlets quickly followed. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you."

The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy.

The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from both candidates. After a weak performance after the Republican Convention, Romney surged following Obama’s listless performance after the first presidential debate. Nevertheless, the president cemented a lead in battleground states heading into Tuesday’s election.

Obama also carried Wisconsin, according to projections from multiple national media outlets.

Obama’s performance in Wisconsin wasn't surprising, considering that a Republican presidential candidate hasn't won the state since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Mafia Mike November 08, 2012 at 03:15 AM
jw November 08, 2012 at 11:41 AM
I can only hope that our country will unite and become strong again.
morninmist November 08, 2012 at 05:12 PM
@Keith Best You and other RW extremists do your party no good. Ray Lawson @Lawsonbulk 53s WND: Prepare for Prosecutions and Civil Unrest under Obama bit.ly/RlFFR9
morninmist November 08, 2012 at 05:42 PM
maybe we can. All Eight Of Sheldon Adelson’s Candidates Lost http://boldprogressives.org/all-eight-of-sheldon-adelsons-candidates-lost/ Sheldon Adelson was the single largest private donor of election 2012. Incensed by his opposition to labor unions, his support for a far-right middle east policy, and an investigation into corruption in his casinos by the Department of Justice, he gave tens of millions of dollars to Super PACs like Mitt Romney’s Restore Our Future. But sometimes, even billionaires can’t buy American democracy. The New York Times reports that all eight of the candidates backed by Adelson were defeated at the polls. These candidates include Shmuley Boteach, who made a long-shot run for Congress in New Jersey, Florida’s Allen West, and, of course, Mitt Romney.
Bucky November 09, 2012 at 02:01 AM
@ Mafia Mike ... Do you have your wife start your car for you in the morning ?


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