People have to be blind to having been able to notice which hard time Barack Obama had the last four years, with all the counter action from congress and senate, and even from some members of his own democratic party.
In Conservative and Communist Climate Change Scam you could read already how difficult it was at times for Obama to get his ideas for the American citizens into realisation. In the years Obama showed where his heart was and how much he wanted to do the things for the country, no matter if he would loose his re-election. From the beginning of his first run for presidency he was very well aware that all the things he wanted to do for his country he would not be able to do those in four years. He knew that to be able to succeed he needed more people willing to believe in the matters he presented but also believing in the necessity to come out into the streets and let their voice be heard. For Obama it is clear that people should come out to vote and that the system being used today is not such a good system. First of all it should be made easier for people to go to bring out their vote. Such long queues should be avoided by next elections, and he promised to do something for that.
Scoring in the battleground
I wonder if Americans can be proud about the way everything went the last two presidential elections. Throwing with mud, calling names, not telling the truth, distorting facts, anything they could try to get somebody in the corner was used.
In a campaign that cost more than $2 billion — a record — both candidates poured a disproportionate share of their resources into those states.
Strong support from moderates, women and minorities in key battleground states helped win President Barack Obama a second term in the White House on Tuesday.
As the state-by-state tally was announced, Obama sailed past the 270 electoral votes needed to win the election, scoring victories in the key battleground of Ohio and a series of other states where the vote was closely divided.
Despite wins by Romney in the battleground state of North Carolina and a swath of states from the South through the Midwest and West, including Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Arizona, the count in electoral votes was decisive in favour of Barack Hussein Obama.
An old colony and the best yet to come
“More than tow hundred years after an former colony won the right to determine its own destiny the task of perfecting our union moves forward.” was one of the first phrases Barack Obama spoke to a very enthusiast crowd.
“In this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. We have fought our way back,” Obama told hundreds of cheering supporters.
“We know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.”
A world in need
In the previous d difficulties to get the American public to see the need for the protection of the weak and of the need to take care that the next generations could live in a liveable environment.
Near the end of his speech Obama hinted at this more far-reaching agenda in his second term despite the lingering partisan gridlock in Washington, calling for a future that “isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.”
Mr. Obama put out a clear indication that he would not be backing down from the fundamental values of the Democratic Party, arguing. “We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened up by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.”
The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee appointed by the British House of Commons could be an example of what the United States need to think off. In the most northern state of the U.S.A. they can clearly see the damaging effects of climate change, like they are also felt strongly in the Arctic. It is warming twice as fast as anywhere else on the planet. The speed at which the ice-cap is retreating has increased and new data points to it thinning faster than previously thought.
The American industry shall have to become aware which role it has to play to stay productive, not at the cost of the environment, nor at the cost of the labourers. they shall have to accept that certain measures shall be demanded by the government, because they had given enough years to industry to do something against the pollution, but they did not take care much.
Moving forward because of the voters
Obama is well aware that the many people who came out on the streets to get people to vote are those the country needs to succeed. That many women came forwards may be found in the danger that when Romney would take over the position of the women would be screwed back for some centuries. All the good work that Obama had done for their rights could have been destroyed again.
Giving a hand to the opponent
Obama is also very well aware he shall need the backing of the republicans as well to get things through.
Obama reached out to those who supported his opponent in the closely-fought race, saying: “Our economy is recovering. A decade of war is ending. A long campaign is now over. And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you. I have learned from you. And you made me a better president.”
Obama said he had spoken to Romney, congratulating him and his running mate Paul Ryan on a “hard-fought campaign” and vowing to sit down with the former Massachusetts governor to discuss the way forward.
The new elect said he had spoken to Romney, congratulating him and his running mate Paul Ryan on a “hard-fought campaign” and vowing to sit down with the former Massachusetts governor to discuss the way forward.
“With your stories and your struggles I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead,” he said.
“Despite all the hardship we’ve been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I’ve never been more hopeful about our future. I have never been more hopeful about America.”
As we noticed already in the Panorama documentary, the men behind Obama, working in the clouds of the White House are very important figures, without Obama could not have come to this point. He also is aware that this time the many citizens who worked their neck out voluntary made a big change. Therefore he thanked the army of campaign workers and volunteers whose efforts secured his re-election to a second four-year term, calling them the “best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics.
Obama thanked Vice President Joe Biden, and called him his friend, partner for the last four years, and “America’s happy warrior.”
American are nothing without the part of the emotions.
As we could see int the Canvas Panaroma documentary last week Michelle Obama is a very important lady in the succes of her husband. Therefore he thanked her.
“I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. Let me say this publicly: Michelle, I have never loved you more. I have never been prouder to watch the rest of America fall in love with you, too, as our nation’s first lady.”
For the children in the house it is also not always easy, so he also praised his daughters. “Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes you’re going up to become two strong, smart, beautiful young women, just like your mom. And I’m so proud of you guys. But I will say that for now one dog’s probably enough.”
Obama had to go into a big battle and had to face the neck-and-neck race, which easily could have turned out the other way round. For him their should be no losers, but we get better to give each other the hand to come working together.
“I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum or our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states referring to map designations of Democrats and Republican. We are and forever will be the United States of America.”
“In the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together: reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. We’ve got more work to do,” Obama said.
“Together with your help and God’s Grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. Thank you, America. God bless you. God bless these United States.”
House of Representatives and Senate
In congressional races, Republicans held onto their majority in the House of Representatives and Democrats maintained control of the Senate, making gains in Indiana and other states.
In the Massachusetts senate race, Democrat Elizabeth Warren defeated Republican incumbent Scott Brown and in Virginia, Democrat incumbent Tim Kaine beat Republican George Allen.
In Maine, former governor Angus King, an independent, won the senate seat vacated by moderate Republican Olympia Snowe, who is retiring.
Voters around the country also decided more than 170 ballot measures, approving gay marriage in Maine and Maryland and endorsing the recreational use marijuana in Colorado and Washington, putting those states at odds with federal drug law. In close races around the country, the counting of ballots continues.
Romney, conceding the race in Boston, said he had called to congratulate the president, his campaign staff and supporters.
“I wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters,” said Romney. “This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.”
Romney also warned against partisan bickering at a time he called a critical point for the nation.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen wrote: “The bond between Europe and North America, based upon the shared values on which our alliance was founded over 60 years ago, remains as strong, and as important to the preservation of Euro-Atlantic peace and security as ever. President Obama has demonstrated outstanding leadership in maintaining this vital bond.”
From a Syrian refugee camp on the Jordanian border British Prime Minister David Cameron mailed: “One of the first things I want to talk to Barack about is how we must do more to try and solve this crisis (in Syria). Above all, congratulations to Barack. I’ve enjoyed working with him, I think he’s a very successful U.S. president and I look forward to working with him in the future.”
French President Francois Hollande send the message: “Your re-election is a clear choice in favor of an America that is open, unified, completely engaged in the international scene and conscious of the challenges facing our planet: peace, the economy and the environment.”
“My warmest congratulations to @BarackObama”, twittered Belgian prime misister Di Rupo.
“When you were elected in 2008, you inspired the world with a call to take responsibility for the problems we face as global citizens. Since then, you have made earnest efforts to live up to that great hope and trust placed in you by the American public. I believe you have been re-elected now in recognition of that effort.” wrote the Dalai Lama.
“I will continue to work with President Obama to preserve the strategic interests of Israel’s citizens.” wrote Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has had a strained relationship with the American president over Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“During the last four years when Obama was U.S. president, no breakthrough happened in relations between Iran and the US. At the beginning of his first term the situation was a bit better, but as he went on the relations got much worse, with the sanctions being imposed. So I think the outcome of the elections that was just held will not make any difference for Iran.” was teh reaction of Amir Karimi, a resident of the Iranian capital, Tehran.
Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African President Nelson Mandela wrote: “As a mother and as a grandmother who raises boy children, I think that the symbolism of having a black man occupy the highest office is something that can make my children very aspirational to know that this is possible, you know, in their lifetime”.
- Obama wins second term with victories in key battleground states (bizjournals.com)
As of early Wednesday, unofficial results showed that Obama took 26 states. Romney won in Georgia and 23 other states. Not all vote totals have been reported. Florida, for example, was still too close to call early Wednesday.
- Barack Obama beats Mitt Romney in U.S. presidential race (calgaryherald.com)
U.S. President Barack Obama walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia to deliver his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
- CBS projects Barack Obama locks a second Presidential term (wtvr.com)
CNN projected that Democrats will retain their majority in the Senate, ensuring another divided Congress after Republicans earlier were projected to hold their majority in the U.S. House.Obama and Romney ran dead even in final polls that hinted at a result rivaling some of the closest presidential elections in history, reflecting the deep political chasm in the country.
A heavy turnout was reported in much of the nation, and both campaigns expressed confidence that they would prevail in what was expected to be a long night awaiting results from the eight states still up for grabs that will determine the victor.
- Barack Obama: “For the United States of America, the best is yet to come” (standard.co.uk)
In a speech of soaring rhetoric, the President said he had “listened and learned” during the race for the White House which ended in a comfortable victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Striking a tone of unity and optimism, he looked beyond the economic crisis, saying: “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.”
- President Barack Obama wins his 2nd term (rojan88.wordpress.com)
After months of rigorous campaigning for the America’s vote, the American people have decided to give their incumbent President Barack Obama his 2nd term in office.
- Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? Early returns show it’s close in two battleground … – Newsday (newsday.com)
Obama returns to work with a solid victory from a divided electorate, overcoming a harsh campaign that was the most expensive ever with the rise of super PACs and unending fundraising by both candidates.
- Obama fends off Romney, economy to win second term (thehindu.com)
President Barack Obama won re-election on Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
- Obama: “We’ve Got More Work to Do” (voanews.com)
President Barack Obama has won election to a second term in the White House after a hard-fought campaign against Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Obama, a Democrat, won support in the key battleground states of Colorado, Michigan and Virginia, among others.
As the state-by-state tally was announced, Obama sailed past the 270 electoral votes…
- Barack Obama’s US election win in 60 seconds (telegraph.co.uk)
US television calls election for Obama
Having cast his vote two weeks ago, Mr Obama did not go to the polls but instead visited a campaign office in his home city of Chicago, where he spent several minutes cold – calling supporters in the neighbouring swing state of Wisconsin to thank them for their hard work.
- Barack Obama wins second term (news.smh.com.au)
US President Barack Obama has swept to a second term, creating history again by defying the undertow of a slow economic recovery and high unemployment to beat Republican foe Mitt Romney.