Four more years for President Obama
Zeenews
       English        
 Follow Me on Pinterest Google Plus Ditto RSS Mail to us Mail to us
Saturday, July 12, 2014 
Search

Four more years for President Obama

Last Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012, 00:23
 Comments 79  
Four more years for President Obama

Zeenews Bureau

Washington: America has decided and it is Barack Obama for another four years in the White House. In line with projections, the incumbent Democrat President Obama beat his Republican challenger Mitt Romney convincingly on electoral votes, while the two were neck-and-neck in popular votes.

However, as per the US electoral system only electoral votes matter, giving Obama another term as the President of world’s most powerful nation. As per the latest results, Obama has secured 303 electoral votes as against 206 by Romney. Obama’s lead in the popular vote count was 50.3 per cent while that of Romney was 48.1 per cent, as per a BBC report.

Romeny has conceded defeat. He called up President Obama and congratulated him for the victory. He then addressed his supporters and said, “I believe in America, I believe in the people of America. This election is over but our principles endure…I pray for him (Obama) and America.”

As celebrations broke out across the country, a victorious Obama tweeted: "Four more years."

"We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. Thank you," said another tweet from Obama, the 51-year-old son of a Kenyan father and a white American mother.

Four years ago, Obama was elected as the US' first African-American President and he has now become the third consecutive President to retain office after George Bush and Bill Clinton.

The battle was close by all standards but Obama maintained a slender lead right from the beginning and built up on it by winning important swing states of Ohio, Virginia, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Obama also won Wisconsin, North Carolina, Iowa, Oregon and New Mexico, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Illinois, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Minnesota and Washington DC.

Although the results from Florida are yet to come in but given the huge lead Obama has over Republican Romney, the incumbent President will continue doing the most powerful job in the world. In Florida, Obama and Romney are engaged in a neck-to-neck fight with the difference between the two being as little as 1.5 to 2 percent in Obama’s favour.

Challenger Mitt Romney gave him a tough fight after he wrested Indiana but that may not be enough. He made inroads and won Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Wyoming Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Utah and West Virginia.

At least 120 million people voted to decide between the Democratic incumbent and Romney after a long, expensive and bitter presidential campaign centered around how to repair the ailing US economy.

Obama has a tough job at hand, the most important being to bring the economy back on track. He has pledged to raise taxes on the wealthy if he were to be re-elected; it remains to be seen whether he will walk the talk.

Democrats closed in on keeping their majority in the Senate, swiping Republican-held Senate seats in Indiana and Massachusetts on Tuesday and keeping a once vulnerable seat in Missouri. Democrats currently control the House by 242-193.

 
First Published: Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 09:17
 
 

Comments

Charles Pretorius - South Africa
congratulation mr barack obama the most powerfull man on earth we are proud of you here in south africa.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Indian - India
media what about india. what about the divider and looters party congress. what about the largest loot of the world coal gate scam and 2g scam.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
David Dakpokpo - Edo state Nigeria
congrats obama,congrats americans,congrats the world.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Abdirahman - Gardo
congratulation mr. obama.the arab spring occured for your diplomatic fair-play with the arab world,withdrawl of troops will further mean breathing space.no more war offering by the republicans.for the next term i wish for once-more comeback by the democrats
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
vanessa diallo - nigeria
congratulations obama.more greece to your elbow
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Baloyi - Westonaria,SOUTH AFRICA
we salute you and may the next four years of your leadership inspire national leaders elsewhere in the world to be inclusive,principled and ethical.thank you for instilling pride and confidence to humanity.hoyohoyo jaha ra ka obama!
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Lorraine - Bahamas
congrats mr. president wishing you all the best in your second term thank you for having a heart for the people....
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Laaro taiye - Ilorin
obama bcom america president wtout violet. nigeria pple let dis 1 bcom lesson 4 us, let stop violet durin d our election let stop distroy our property stop kill ourslf.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
Ninivah hlatshwayo - South africa
congratulations obama my god blease you .
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
orpita chowdhury - chittagong,Bangladesh
congratulation mr.obama...may god bless u..
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     

Post your Comments

Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 


 
other news
Photos
Barack Obama re-elected
Romney concedes defeat
profile
 
 
 
 
Issues View slideshow..»
videos
opinion poll
Is Obama`s re-election justified?
Yes
No
Can`t say