Four More – Barack Obama Re-Elected President
November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama defeated his Republican challenger Mitt Romney Tuesday to win a second and final term in office.
Romney conceded the long, hard fought 2012 campaign in a speech before a crowd of disappointed supporters in Boston, Massachusetts, the state he once governed. Standing alone on the podium, he congratulated Obama on his election victory, saying “this is a time a great challenge for our nation, and I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation.”
Romney also praised his vice presidential running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan, calling him “the best choice I’ve ever made” next to marrying his wife Ann.
Supporters at the president’s campaign headquarters in Chicago waved flags and cheered at the news, which came after Obama won enough states to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to clinch the election.
“We are an American family, we rise and fall together as one nation, as one people,” Obama said during his victory speech early Wednesday morning. “For the United States of America, the best is yet to come.”
Obama’s campaign staff Tweeted “Four more years,” and included a picture (left) of the president hugging his wife, Michelle Obama. The Empire State Building in New York lit its light atop the iconic building blue, the color of the Democratic Party.
Pictured top: President Barack Obama delivers his victory speech early Wednesday morning. Pictured inset: Obama’s campaign staff Tweeted “Four more years” and this photo after the victory. Courtesy photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.