Barack Obama Reelected; Gov. Romney Gracious In Defeat

A Tweet last night from the President of the United States. Source: https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/266031293945503744/photo/1

Barack Obama defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the U.S. Presidential election yesterday. Romney, a prominent businessman and the former Massachusetts governor, first conceded the election in a private phone call with Obama — and then appeared before Romney partisans early this morning to thank them for their commitment to his candidacy and to concede publicly.

“I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory,” Romney said. “His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. I wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters.

“This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation,” Romney said from Boston.

A short time later, the President appeared on a stage in Chicago with the First Lady of the United States and their children.

“I just spoke with Gov. Romney and I congratulated him and [GOP Vice Presidential Nominee] Paul Ryan on a hard-fought campaign,” the President said. “We may have battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future. From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney family has chosen to give back to America through public service and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Gov. Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.”

George Romney is the governor’s late father; Lenore is his late mother. George, a business executive, served as Michigan’s governor between January 1963 and January 1969. He also served as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Lenore served as Michigan’s first lady during her husband’s governorship and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1970. The Romney family tradition of public service has endured for 50 years — through both wins and losses in the political arena.

The PP Blog congratulates President Obama and his family. And the Blog congratulates Gov. Romney and his family.

President Obama, who was elected to his first term in November 2008 and was inaugurated in January 2009, will begin his second term on Jan. 20, 2013.

 

 

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4 Responses to “Barack Obama Reelected; Gov. Romney Gracious In Defeat”

  1. O’Reilly blames it on the 50% that wants things. What an idiot. BS mountain is over with, thank goodness.

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  2. Actually, problem is not on “50% that wants things”, but on about 30% that sees black face and associates with it over any or all economic or political issues. And other 20% do vote democratic because they want things. Deadly combination for any good candidate for president.

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  3. Romney was too wishy washy and could not decide on which line he was going to take. The far right the left or the middle and depending on what speech he was going to make depended on what path he was going to take and if he was going to be a conservative or a republican.

    when given the choice on the two evils I chose the one I already knew about.

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  4. Jack Arons: Romney was too wishy washy and could not decide on which line he was going to take. The far right the left or the middle and depending on what speech he was going to make depended on what path he was going to take and if he was going to be a conservative or a republican.when given the choice on the two evils I chose the one I already knew about.

    I can respect that. I voted from “lesser of two evils” principle too. Obviously in another direction.

    I just can not stand “vote for him because he is not white”, most of minorities are working with or “vote for him because he is black” 99% of black community are happy with. I live in minority area. So I seen thousands of slogans “vote for continuing Obama’s economic plan” this elections. What this plan did for my area I have no clue. No new jobs or new construction. Local government is a corrupt as ever. Thats for sure. Thanks god for new police station down the block though.

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