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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 10:15 p.m. and other media outlets quickly followed. 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 also carried Wisconsin, according to projections from multiple national media outlets.

Obama’s performance in Wisconsin wasn't surprising, considering that a Republican presidential candidate hasn't won the state since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Bob McBride November 07, 2012 at 05:03 AM
The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." ****************** Ohhh, no, no, no, no...now wait a minute. buster. Nearly half of us had nothing to do with this.
Mike in OC November 07, 2012 at 05:03 AM
this country is so screwed.... and you fools dont even realize it.
Greg November 07, 2012 at 05:09 AM
But the Bears still suck!
GD Freethinker November 07, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Hey Dems, if you want to have a good time tonight, watch the Fox News coverage. It warms my heart to see them show clips of Obama backers celebrating under the sultry voice of Karl Rove trying to pretend Romney can still pull it out.
Rita Wendt November 07, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Where are Mitt Romney's "SUPPORTERS" Now??? This day makes me proud to be an AMERICAN! I love and honor our re-elected president, Barack Obama ..
tracy rogers November 07, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Kewl!
yomammy November 07, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Four more years of nothing but spending.
FreeThought Troy November 07, 2012 at 02:29 PM
I gotta admitt - I have never been so happy after only two hours sleep.
Steve ® November 07, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Free Stuff for you, higher taxes for me!!!!
Carbon Bigfuut November 07, 2012 at 05:01 PM
The parasites won this one.
Ronald Peter November 07, 2012 at 05:14 PM
so does obummer
Frank McGruber November 07, 2012 at 05:54 PM
The country has proven that the tipping point has been reached. The free stuff crowd, the parasites, the liars, and the culturally embarrassing have begun to outnumber good people. Those that understand societal movements knew the day would likely come. Decadence, immorality, and selfishness won. Welcome to the beginning of the end of America's glory days. The experiment worked for a while. Unfortunately, human nature (the ugly side of humanity) won out eventually.
Frank McGruber November 07, 2012 at 05:56 PM
"Kewl"? Really? You're an embarrassment to humanity if you think the destruction of freedom and goodness is "kewl".
Frank McGruber November 07, 2012 at 05:57 PM
You love tyranny and corruption and state-sponsored theft. Great. You should be so proud.
Frank McGruber November 07, 2012 at 05:58 PM
I realize it, Mike. It makes me genuinely sad.
morninmist November 07, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Liz Jones ‏@LIZart11 Rmoney didn't prepare a concession speech, & @ScottKWalker didn't prepare a healthcare exchange for #WI. #WayToGoScooter #YouHave10DaysLeft
morninmist November 07, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Don Millard ‏@OTOOLEFAN 'Mandate' RT @daveweigel: Obama will be the first Democrat to be re-elected with a majority of the popular vote since FDR. Retweeted by America United
Keith Best November 07, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Life in America will continue to decline. That's all we can look forward to since Obama's win will have negative effects on this country for a generation.
Mafia Mike November 08, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Osambo will also be the first president that was re-elected with an unemployment rate over 7%.
Mafia Mike November 08, 2012 at 03:14 AM
And our children will have to suffer the consequences of the parasites.
Mafia Mike November 08, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Disgusting.
jw November 08, 2012 at 11:41 AM
I can only hope that our country will unite and become strong again.
morninmist November 08, 2012 at 05:12 PM
@Keith Best You and other RW extremists do your party no good. Ray Lawson @Lawsonbulk 53s WND: Prepare for Prosecutions and Civil Unrest under Obama bit.ly/RlFFR9
morninmist November 08, 2012 at 05:42 PM
maybe we can. All Eight Of Sheldon Adelson’s Candidates Lost http://boldprogressives.org/all-eight-of-sheldon-adelsons-candidates-lost/ Sheldon Adelson was the single largest private donor of election 2012. Incensed by his opposition to labor unions, his support for a far-right middle east policy, and an investigation into corruption in his casinos by the Department of Justice, he gave tens of millions of dollars to Super PACs like Mitt Romney’s Restore Our Future. But sometimes, even billionaires can’t buy American democracy. The New York Times reports that all eight of the candidates backed by Adelson were defeated at the polls. These candidates include Shmuley Boteach, who made a long-shot run for Congress in New Jersey, Florida’s Allen West, and, of course, Mitt Romney.
Bucky November 09, 2012 at 02:01 AM
@ Mafia Mike ... Do you have your wife start your car for you in the morning ?

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