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 11:15 EST. 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 four years ago carried Connecticut 60 to 38 percent over John McCain. The president also carried Connecticut this year, winning 55 to 44 percent as of reporting at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Obama’s performance in Connecticut wasn't necessarily surprising, considering that constituents here have voted for the Democratic/Republican candidate in recent presidential elections.

Liz November 10, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Wow I am so happy that President Obama won this election. Thankfully the majority of Americans were not blinded by the daily non-factual hateful rants by GOP operatives like Limbaugh, Beck, Coulter, Hannity, FAUX news, Trump, Rove, Palin Bachman etc. GOP needs to wake up and realize that this is the 21st century and realize that we need to embrace diversity. Hateful rhetoric has no place in our society. President Obama has accomplished a lot on our behalf. He will continue to work very hard for this country. President Obama is a good decent honorable man who loves this country! If you can't see that than I feel sorry for you. He will succeed! This is the United States of America - we work together and we support the President. Congratulations President Obama!
Alethiologist November 10, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Keep in mind 49.5% of the voters voted against Obama and his big government, big debt agenda. Their views must be included in any decisions. It is not a monarchy.
Liz November 12, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Evelyn, hopefully they elected a senate and house who will represent them within the government. If bills and policy are enacted its because of our representative government voting on and passing it. If that 49% feels they are not listened to... they need to work harder to make sure their voice is heard. We, as Americans, can make sure our government works for us. But the most important thing to remember for that 49% is that their needs and views are not the exclusive needs and views of the country and as Americans we should look out for each other.
Carter Magi November 26, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Why is it that so many on the right seem to forget that it was Obama that made our federal accounting transparent. As one of his first orders of business in his first term he ended the accounting gimmicks of the previous administration and made sure the two unfunded wars were on the books. This has been a significant part of the massive gains in the deficit. It was just hidden before.
Cliff Cuming January 04, 2013 at 02:45 AM
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323320404578216583921471560.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop haha...read this if you believe obama and his party didn't screw you on taxes...favored cronies indeed.


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