Tuesday night, November 6th, President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney, winning a second White House term.
“While our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” the clearly fired-up president told the crowd.
Two states have offered President Obama early victories: Michigan and Pennsylvania. Michigan, the state of utmost importance for the auto industry, was the first to acknowledge Obama as president, followed by television networks in Pennsylvania handing him a win. According to reports Mitt Romney has won Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma, and Barack Obama had beside him Vermont, Illinois, Connecticut, Maine, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Rhode Island, Maryland and Massachusetts.
It was a really tight and tough race, with both Obama and Romney close to victory. The President expected the victory after he was declared the winner in Ohio, the crucial battleground. Barack Obama said that this election was the last time his name was to be seen on a ballot, while for Romney the election meant a 6-year fight for presidency, as his run for the nomination in 2008 was unsuccessful.
“That’s the magic of democracy. It’s up to the people to decide,” said President Obama.