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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 CST. 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 won Minnesota and its 10 electoral votes.

Obama’s performance in the state wasn't surprising, considering Minnesota has voted for the Democratic candidate in past presidential elections, dating back more than five decades.

Nick November 09, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Yes, absolutely, about birth control. About marriage, it might be semantics, but I would call it proactive defense. Kind of like the first day of the Six Day War, in 1967, when Israel destroyed the Egyptian, Syrian, and Jordanian Air Forces before they got their planes off the ground so they couldn't bomb Israel off the map.
Susan November 09, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I understand your (proactive defense) point, and I know you don't mean it this way, but you are making the comparison between allowing gay marriage, and stopping people who want to kill you and your people. This is an important point, because gay marriage is being held hostage by people who simply don't agree with it, not because there is a great threat to our country. I read your post about that man (his name escapes me now) and his studies, but I also found a lot of information discrediting him. I look at society now, at how real homosexuals live their day to day lives, and I see people who want the same tax and legal benefits as married couples currently receive, that's all. What I do not see is people who throw a gay pride parade everyday in their homes. Their children don't go to school and teach other children to be gay, they simply act like children. Some don't even know of the difference because they are raised with love and tolerance. Gay marriage will become legal, and the more opposition, for whatever reason, the more divided we become.
Heyitsme November 09, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Let's understand something, I am anti-abortion which is not to say I am anti-women. My reason is not because abortion is a morality issue, it is because it is being funded by the government in many cases and abortion is used as birth control instead of contraceptives. That is my objection, liberals/Democrats, do not understand that distinction and love to tell me as a Republican/conservative how my stance is defined. They don't know they assume and they put words into my mouth. Don't lump all conservative/Republicans into the Christian definition that is prejudicial (in other words prejudice against me, labeling me without knowing).
Susan November 09, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I agree with you, Heyitsme, with the only difference being that I think that we need to keep abortion legal because of all negative consequences if we make it illegal. Your side says that if we outlaw it, it will stop abortions. I say that nothing is going to stop abortions, it is just safer when it's legal. I would love to see some restrictions on a couple of the things you mentioned, but it is simply not the case right now. Work on reform, not making it illegal. Religion is only being used as an example when religion has being used to force legislation.
Keith Best November 13, 2012 at 02:08 PM
The uncertainty of the election was holding back employers. They were poised to start hiring with the election of Romney/ Ryan. Now that Obamabots have ended that hope, employers will be laying back because of Obamacare and higher taxes on small business owners. Many are laying off people.You Obamabots have no idea what you have done. Who is John Galt?

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