Clearly you’ve heard by now that President Barack Obama was elected to a second term as the President of the United States.
President Obama defeated Republican candidate Mitt Romney and delivered a victory that has earned him four more years of being the Leader of the Free World.
President Obama claimed victory by commanding the electoral college — at least 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney — and he had a near-sweep of the nine most hotly contested battleground states.
Polls and media reports going into the election declared that it would be “too close to call” and a “tight race,” but the final numbers tell a different story.
“In the end, it was not even close,” said Jake Tapper, ABC’s Senior White House Correspondent during a recap of President Obama’s victory on “Good Morning America.”
During his victory speech early Wednesday morning, the nation’s first African American president gave a speech full of hope, optimism and encouragement for America’s future.
“While our journey has been long, 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,” he said to cheering supporters at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago.
“We can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests,” Obama he continued. “We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America.”
President Obama broke a Twitter record following his victory by posting a photo of him hugging his wife with the caption: “Four More Years.”
The Twitter post had been retweeted 662,005 times and favorited among Twitter users 225,205 times as of press time.
The same image was also posted on Facebook and has been liked 3.1 million times. That makes it the most-liked photo in Facebook history as well.
I drove to downtown Washington, DC to the MLK Memorial Monument so that I could break the news to Dr. King and thank him for setting the ground work to make it possible for a Barack Obama to be President of the United States. I wanted to let him know that his fight was not in vein, he had not died in vein and despite the obstacles, we still declare that “We Shall Overcome!”
Below is my video from the MLK Memorial immediately following the announcement that President Obama was victorious in his reelection.