In yesterday’s highly contested and very close voting, Obama beats his Republican opponent former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by 97 Electoral votes at 303-206. And with that Obama will still continue his residency in one if not the most powerful political seat in the world, The White House.
At about mid-day (PH Time) when Obama got the 274 electoral votes, sufficient of the needed 270 to win, CNN already projected his re-election win, which prompted his supporters to rejoice and celebrate his win. Obama won in 27 states while Romney got 24 states in his favor. President Barack also won all of the swing states or the battleground states which includes Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin and is still leading in Florida (as of this time). It is also notable that in Romney’s home state of Massachusetts, people have voted in favor of Obama with a huge margin of 24% at 61% vs 37%.
Meanwhile, hours after Obama bridged the winning number of 270, Republican candidate Mitt Romney graciously addressed his supporters in concession to Obama’s win. In his speech he thanked his family, his Vice Presidential running mate Paul Ryan and all their supporters who helped them during the campaign period up to the election day.
“I believe in America, I believe in the people of America.” Romney said in his speech.
He also congratulated President Obama and his family, and ask American people to pray for his leadership and to continue to pray for their country.
On the other side, President Barack Obama in his victory speech was greeted by large cheers from his Democrat supporters shouting “4 more years, 4 more years”. In his speech he, congratulated his Presidential rival Mitt Romney and his Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan for what he said was a “hard fought campaign”. He also thanked every American who exercised their right to vote may they be in his favor or not for making their voices heard. Large cheers was also heard when he thanked his “best-ever campaign team and supporters”.
And towards the end he declared his optimism for their country and to the American people to continue to fight for what they have started as united people of America.
“America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try.”
“I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America.”