Four more years of Obama

Four more years of Obama

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Nicole Jelinek, Entertainment Editor

Every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of  November, the presidential elections are held. On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney awaited America’s decision on who that would be. Around midnight, President Barack Obama was announced as the winner of a very close presidential election, giving him four more years in office.

Obama claimed his victory over Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, after a campaign that cost over two billion dollars between both candidates, according to The Washington Times. This election has made history as the most expensive campaign ever and also was the first close election since back in 2000.

As Obama took the lead and was said to be the winner, he thanked everyone and went on to say, “…in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together.” He noted specifically that he planned on “sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.”

Romney took the stage by himself and thanked his family, supporters, and everyone else involved in his 6 year quest. Later in his concession speech Romney said, “I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. And so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation.”