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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’s loss of South Carolina's nine electoral votes wasn't surprising, given Republican domination in recent presidential elections.

Right Here November 10, 2012 at 07:41 PM
USA, RIP 11-6-12.
Robert Kelly November 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM
There's still time to get out before the new administration and congress get to work...but where would you go? No matter what your preferences, job status four years ago was losing hundreds of thousands of jobs per month. Now we have modest gains. The economy over 4 years has gone from freefall to slow recovery. Even Mitt Romney and the GOP have not claimed we are on the road to disaster, only that the recovery is too slow. In the last 4 years we have gone from a horriblly negative direction to a mildly positive direction. And you think this is the death of the nation now! We lost our moral high ground invading Iraq because of false justifications. We are slow to regain the moral standing we used to have, but we are slowly getting there. W had 8 years to destroy what America stood for; the last 4 years have been a turnaround. Reports of the death of the nation are premature. There will be more elections in 2014 and 2016; they will be an interesting assessment of the view of the American people.
John H November 11, 2012 at 03:59 PM
We'll come to the realization in the next weeks that the reports of our untimely demise were greatly exaggerated.
John H November 11, 2012 at 04:03 PM
We have at least until December the 21st.
Alex Saitta November 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM
I don't think it is the demise of the US, it is just an acceleration of the decline. Obama's philosophy of expanding government even more to meet this and that need is more than we have the income to pay for. Over spending especially by him, and others before him and the US Congress leave the US few choices -- borrow more, tax more, print more money. All will continue to lower our standard of living over time -- it is an unavoidable economic law. If you haven't been following Greece, just look no further than California. Read the facts below. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/decline-and-fall_662233.html It is in decline and the rest of the country will follow in its wake, if we don't pull in government, and stop with the tax increases, the borrowing and overspending. I wasn't a big Romney fan, but Obama is making the situation worse.

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