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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 11:15 EST. 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 beat Romney in New Hampshire, which was considered a key battleground state in this year's presidential election.

"What a great night for New Hampshire, and what a great night for the country," said U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, in a speech at the Obama campaign's election night party at the Radisson in Manchester.

Of course, Obama’s performance in New Hampshire was't necessarily surprising, considering the Obama-Biden ticket won the Granite State four years ago.

Seamus Carty November 14, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Romney would have done better with Rubio on the ticket than Ryan...
Super Fun Size November 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM
That is some crazy math you have going there Stephen. IF there is nothing left after paying all the salaries, the "rich person" doesn't pay any taxes at all........
LJoel Hackbart November 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Nance's definition of Obama "refusing" to work together with the republicans is Obama not totally summiting to every single crazed extreme destructive whim of the Tea Party crazies.
LJoel Hackbart November 17, 2012 at 11:06 PM
I cannot speak for Mike, Atlant, FTP, but I will be happy to educate you. {And I can just imagine how gracious the Tea Party would have been had Romney won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL} Why is it more prudent to tax the wealthy more as opposed to taxing the middle class? It is really quite so simple a 5 year old could understand really. Put a dollar in the hands of someone who doesn’t need a new pair of jeans, for example, [VIZ tax cut for the wealthy] and that person will not buy a new pair of jeans. Put a dollar in the hands of a person who need a pair of jeans, [VIZ Struggling hard working middle class and lower class American families] and that person will buy a pair of jeans. The increased demand at that store means they hire another clerk. And the increased demand means delivery must hire another truck driver. the now employed truck driver and clerk will now have a pay check and can so spend money on goods and services. for example a long overdue haircut. That barber or hair salon benefits from the increased business and they can hire or spend more money in the economy ECT. ECT. ECT. This is called "Prime Pumping" the economy. This has proven true in practice and in theory. [Conservatives are clueless on Prime Pumping] True, I am sure you will come up with some rinky dink "trickle down' rebuttal to this, but you are not fooling me one bit. Consumer demand [not tax cuts for the wealthy] creates jobs!
LJoel Hackbart November 18, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Carol It's the right wing crazies doing the snipping. Retaliating in kind is NOT sniping. Mike Thanks for the excellent link. It is info like that that embarrass [and should] ignorant people like Maxine.

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