This video is called Barack Obama’s victory speech (Part 1).
From Common Dreams in the USA:
Published on Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama Re-Elected – Common Dreams staff
It’s over. Shortly after 11 PM eastern, the major television networks, including NBC News, CNN, CBS News, and even a reluctant Fox News, put the state of Ohio in the column for Barack Obama and moments later—given the national projections—those same networks announced they felt comfortable calling the evening as a re-election victory for Obama.
With nearly all votes counted and races determined, the 2012 US elections left the two houses of Congress virtually unchanged, with the Democrats increasing their narrow margin of control in the Senate but cutting only slightly into the Republican majority in the House of Representatives: here.
So, Mitt Romney tried very much for ten years to become president of the USA. This final failure, according to pundits, means the end of his political career.
Mitt Romney lost in circumstances which, in theory, should have meant victory for the Republican party. Four years ago, there was a wave of enthusiasm in the USA to vote in Obama. People thought Obama would end the economic crisis and inequality of the George W Bush days. That he would end George W Bush’s wars. That the would close George W Bush’s Guantanamo Bay torture camp.
Circumstances in which one might expect millions of 2008 Obama voters to stay away from the ballot box in disgust, benefiting Romney. And millions of such voters did stay away. But even in this favourable situation, Romney was unable to win.
That the Republican party even in such a situation lost the elections ought to make them think about their sliding further and further to the right. But don’t count on it.
The Obama campaign’s heavy focus on women’s issues for the past year paid off in a big way on Tuesday night, resulting in an 18-point gender gap that largely contributed to the president’s reelection: here.
An initial analysis of the results of the Tuesday’s presidential election reveals one overriding element that is little noted in the American media: the staggering decline in voter turnout, and in particular the vote for President Barack Obama. More than anything else, the vote is the expression of an electorate that is disillusioned and increasingly alienated from the entire two-party political system: here.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Lessons from Obama’s win
Wednesday 07 November 2012
What a difference a period of four years makes. Barack Obama’s initial presidential victory in 2008 sparked hope and expectation across the globe.
This time round expectations were muted and the overwhelming feeling is one of relief that his opponent did not carry the day.
Anthony D. Romero Asks Obama to Fulfill His Promise to Close Guantanamo, Ensure Safe and Legal Abortions and Reform Immigration Policies: here.
Lupe Fiasco, Rapper, Thrown Off Stage At Obama Inaugural Concert, when singing anti-war song: here.
- 10 Reasons the UK Would Vote for Obama (urbantimes.co)
- How the Republican party sabotaged itself: the real story of the 2012 election | Michael Cohen (guardian.co.uk)
- Africans eagerly await the result of the US election (itv.com)