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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 won Massachusetts, taking 60 percent of the vote to Romney's 38 percent. In 2008, Massachusetts voted 64 percent for Obama and 36 percent for Republican John McCain.

Obama’s performance in Massachusetts wasn't necessarily surprising, considering the Bay State has voted for the Democratic/Republican candidate in recent presidential elections.

OllieD November 09, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Next Tuesday the Congress is in session and hopefully will get to work on the financial issues that have to be addressed before the end of the year. The solutions will require compromise on both sides. Would suggest keeping track of those not willing to compromise or work together (My way or the highway!) and as for the House of Reps, they are all due for elections in 2014. 2013 is the year to begin to work with or against those Reps whose views agree/disagree with ours. Until then, write our current reps and senators and let them know how you feel . Don't be part of the problem, be part of the solution. Again, let them know how you feel. A postcard, a short letter, it will be read by someone and a tally kept of views which will make it to our reps. None of these guys/gals want to be fired and we, by means of our vote, can fire them.
kerstin locherie November 09, 2012 at 09:45 PM
The election results of 2010/2012, What do they mean ? Voting for Obama is like sleeping with a Whore according to Silvio Berlusconi, you feel great while you're doing it, you feel disgusted after the deed. You feel regret once the doctor tells you the bad news about your new STD's. I guess what I'm worried about. What will children inherit further on down the road and not past indiscretions. The danger to our country and the world is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the office of the Presidency. It would be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. Cognitive Linguistics only proves out that the opiate of the people would be comprised of that entity providing for what the people want. As our children are enabled our adults are entitled which is why Obama won the heart and souls of our people. We are plagued and damned as a people to one way of thinking, brain washed by media from all sources. What is needed is a new awakening, and opening up of ones mind. "Being responsible and mindful" The problem is much deeper and far more serious than President Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America.
quasimodo November 09, 2012 at 10:00 PM
That you take your "inspiration" from Silvio Berlusconi says pretty much about you and the worth of your opinion. Too funny.
Jim Smith November 10, 2012 at 02:14 AM
On the way home, I had the radio on, a liberal rant from WBUR/NPR radio. Without a trace of embarrassment or irony in Tom Ashbrooks voice, the newscaster spoke about a mock vote taken at the local high school. "Barack Obama won in a landslide," he gushed. After two generations of leftist indoctrination by unionized educators, whose quid pro quo relationship with the Democrat party is written in stone, I don't doubt it for a minute. Nor was I particularly shocked earlier this year when my daughter came home from nursing school asking me about who Madam Curie was. Also about her professors at Salem State University whom saturated my daughters mind about who was in control of her body, vaginas and future generations. Also how Obama was the Messiah and that everyone was expected to vote all Democratic this time around or else the Tea Party would take away their right to terminate 9 month old fetuses in the womb. They deferred to the Tea Party as the cause of every problem in our society from Birth Control, Rape and Homosexuality. Literacy? If it can't be reduced to 140 characters for Twitter's sake, it no longer matters. Kids are no longer ashamed of being ignorant. In fact, many of them are proud of their cluelessness. Now, most of them barely know what shame is, other than having someone say something bad about them on FaceBook. And pride is all about owning the latest gadget, replacing the gadget that replaced the gadget before that. How about a free Condom ?
Jim Smith November 10, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Quasimodo, You must be illiterate not to know what she meant ? Ignorance is truly Bliss is it not Quasimodo ?

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