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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 p.m. EST 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 handily won California, which also went blue in 2008.

lifer November 08, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Nay, Ms. Andromeda, The economy was sputtering before the financial meltdown. Peak gas prices happened during the insane Bush years. After the meltdown, you could buy a lot of things cheap, including gas. How about Apple for under $200? Without the QE infusions, you would be writing your responses on a cave wall with a black stick. That's probably what you would prefer as long as everyone else were reduced to the burned out paranoid shell you've become. I already said we will own our vote. Can you never be appeased?
Andromeda November 08, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Miss Lifer, you need to go back and look at the gas price chart I posted. Go to the 10 year chart. GDP under Bush was much higher than under Obama. GDP measures the nation's wealth. Under Obama is has hovered about 1%-2%. Under Bush much higher. GDP reflects economic activity. when GDP is higher - there is more economic production requiring higher levels of energy. Under Bush gas prices were much lower than under Obama - except when the economy started to melt down in 2008 when the government poured trillions of QE and bailouts into the system. So your theory makes no sense. When economic activity was HIGH (under Bush) gas prices should have been HIGH. They weren't. When economic activity was LOW (under Obama) gas prices should have been low. They weren't. You need to stop the 'cave wall' nonsense and read world history. Empires perish due to exhorbitant levels of debt. We are there. It seems that you would rather continue your selfish lifestyle and ignore the peril that you are promoting for future generations. Pure selfishness.
lifer November 09, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Please Harpy! Go look at your beloved chart and you will see US GDP growing except when Bush drove it into the ground and it is currently higher than ever and on a upward trajectory. <a href="http://ycharts.com/indicators/gas_price/chart#series=calc:,type:indicator,id:gas_price,,calc:,type:indicator,id:gdp&maxPoints=650&zoom=10&format=real"><img src="http://media.ycharts.com/charts/3e08fe77a6ccfb9e9dd7b17f2e34655c.png" alt="US Retail Gas Price Chart" /></a><p style="font-size: 10px;"><a href="http://ycharts.com/indicators/gas_price">US Retail Gas Price</a> data by <a href="http://ycharts.com">YCharts</a></p> You might have heard that demand for gas is rising and the dinosaurs have stopped making more. That is going to increase the price no matter who is President. Have you read the history of the Great Depression or the recent history of Japan's long recession and the lesson learned that more government stimulus could have shortened them? Perhaps you should take your shrieking forboding warnings and hair pulling down to the Spectrum mall where you can generously enlighten the masses with your wisdom. Watch for the familar sight of disgust and recoil that you've no doubt already seen many times in the faces of everyone who was ever close to you.
Frieda Wales November 09, 2012 at 02:55 AM
I suggest you see a medical professional.
Andromeda November 09, 2012 at 07:09 AM
Buffoonery. Without Obama's massive deficit spending which has been north of $1 trillion dollars for each year he's been in the White House the nation's GDP would have been -10%. So the economy Obama 'stimulated' was not based on real production. It was based on government spending which has dug the nation into a hole halfway to China. But obviously you don't give a frack about piling unfathomable mountains of debt onto the young and unborn of America and turning them into debt slaves or worse - as long as you live a comfortable life in your plastic fake economy that is built on a lie - while your answer to the young and unborn would undoubtedly be "Let them eat cake". My, my. How the generations change. My parent's generation were more concerned with our well being than their own. I have never witnessed so much avarice, greed, selfishness and self-absorbtion in America than what I see today. Disgusting. Repulsive. Shameful.

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