The world was watching as Barack Obama deafeated Mitt Romney! Obama was projected to be elected to serve a second term as the President of the United States!
The results came in, and the run was so close! None the less, Obama has won over the majority.
The 51-year-old president’s sucess in the elections came with winning many of the swing stages, including Iowa, Ohio and New Hampshire – The Obamas also celebrated the win in his home state of Illinois.
Barack, along with First Lady Michelle and daughters, Sasha and Malia, watched the 2012 Election unfold at a Chicago hotel just down the street from his Democratic Party’s official viewing event at McCormick Place.
Here’s a few of our favorite quotes from Obama’s big speech – he is a man of many wise words:
- “As long as we have the courage, to keep reaching, to keep working, keep fighting. Everyone can make it in America. Black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, young, old, rich, poor, gay, straight, diasbled, abled. You can make it here in America. (source)“
- “Despite all the hardship we’ve been through – i’ve never been so hopeful of our future”
- “Whether I earned your vote or not, I have learned from you. I will return to the White House more determined and inspired than ever. Tonight, you voted for action, not politics as usual.”
- “It moves forward because of you. We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation, and one people.”And our ultimate favorite quote of the night:
- “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago..”
Here’s a look at his speech – in case you missed it!
This is definitely a moment to remember! What do you think of Obama becoming President for the second time?