Obama - Four More Years

Barack Obama Smiles

Barack Obama, the post-partisan candidate of hope who became the first black U.S. president, won re-election today by overcoming four years of economic discontent with a mix of political populism and electoral math.

Bloomberg reports that Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney, according to television network projections that show the president winning more than the 270 electoral votes needed for a second term.

Obama was projected the winner in the battleground states of Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Colorado. He also won Pennsylvania, where Romney made a last-minute bid for support to try to derail the president’s path to re-election.

Votes were still being tallied in Florida and Virginia, with the races too close to call in those battlegrounds.

Beginning more than a year ago, Obama and his advisers cast the president as a champion of middle-class opportunity pitted against an opposition party more determined to protect preferences for the wealthy.

'I want you to know that this wasn’t fate, and it wasn’t an accident. You made this happen', Obama, 51, said in an e- mail to supporters after the projections put him past the 270 threshold. 'I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support'.

Obama said the victory is the 'clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests'.

Hit the link below to access the complete Bloomberg article:

Obama Wins Re-election With Romney Defeated in Key States

Obama Re-Elected With Economy Nothing Like 2008’s

Romney Lost Race in Summer After Obama Redefined Resume

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