|« Ethiopia: The Ogaden Problem: Will an Old Insurgency Tip the Balance in East Africa?||U.S. Election 2012: Good night for Obama so far »|
President Obama Re-elected
Barack Hussein Obama was re-elected president of the United States on Tuesday, overcoming powerful economic headwinds, a lock-step resistance to his agenda by Republicans in Congress and an unprecedented torrent of advertising as a divided nation voted to give him more time.
In defeating Mitt Romney, the president carried Wisconsin, Iowa, New Hampshire, Colorado and Virginia and was holding on to a narrow advantage in Ohio and Florida. The path to victory for Mr. Romney narrowed as the night wore along, with Mr. Obama steadily climbing toward the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term.
Read more from NY Times
All network TVs have called the election for President Obama. Obama is leading both in Florida and Virginia and Colorado has been called for Obama by CNN at 12:21 AM EST. Obama has 290 electoral votes with Florida and Virginia yet to be called.
- 12:41 AM EST Virginia goes to Obama only Florida left at this time
- 303 Electoral votes for Obama
-12:55 AM Mitt Romney concedes and with that the most expensive presidential election in American history comes to an end.
- 1:36 AM Obama with first lady and his two daughters on stage about to make his victory speech
- crowds chanting 4 more years 4 more years
Isn’t that too early Nazrets? Come on, I know it is your wish, but give it a chane atleast untill Florida count is over. 29 electoral point is significant!
The issues were gays, blacks, hispanics, god-less intellectuals, single mothers, atheists, immigrants, left-leaning college students, the poor, the anti-war camp. They made the difference for him. Obama was as much a divider. There might not be another black president in a long time so let him win.
Second Obama term likely to include a thank you immigration legislational pass for Mexicans from the lame duck president. The highly unpredictable presidency might bring the biggest challenge yet for Obama including a war with Iran and another big surprise attack by Al Queda. As for the economy, he could care less because he can’t solve it and he won’t run again anyways. He will sleep well over the economy actually. If voters were smart, they would have voted for Romney who would try his best to improve the economy to win a re-election.
You’re right Nazrets. It is not even close. Looks like its gonna be a landslide for Obama, FOUR MORE YEARS!! What a surprise!! WOW!!
It appears Obama is reelected. What is his regime impacts on African-leaders’s life and African’s economic growth? Do he posses a power in an explicit senses on African’s foreign policy? what will be the African relationship thereof?
We know that it is gleeful for immigrant, minorities and disadvantageous groups in U.S.A. for he being reelected. They may feel that they have a president representing them.
A great night for all democrats!!!
Congratulations to us all.
President Obama Re-elected Means No War with Iran for coming four years,
The lobby Jewish played a great role
for Obama to be Re-elected,
The Tea Party, Racist right wingers, bible thumping religious fanatics lost the race.
So much for democracy. We witnessed democracy in action over and over again and close up. “I have met the enemy and it is us,” has said Pogo, and for all practical purpose, that what it was: the counter-culture of the ’60s with it’s ravaging drugs and hence the moral compass of this country was lost. It could not be controlled like the probation era of earlier times.
Bill Clinton’s 8-years; George W. Bush’s 8-years and Obama’s 8-years. All three presidents have mastered elections and re-elections using charm, deceit, manupilation and whatever else it took. That will have been 24-years between them, and Ethiopia has not seen the sun throuout that time save the next four. So what was in it for us, probably nothing.
@ c’moi senait
once again your metshafe satan is not predict correctly. OBAMA WON. can you predict when diaspora zetetams come to their sense?
Are the Addis Zemens more exited to their virtual habit, bow to the master and repress the people for more decades to come? I see their hands itching for handouts and their teeth sharpen to eat more human flesh from their comfort.
But the time has changed. People should come before politics. It is time to represent our nation on the field of education, research, investment, humble dedication and bright future.
We should be the first to lead the people of the Horn to the peaceful coexistence. We should be the role model of civilisation and mutual respect. We should work hard to inspire the people to work hard tirelessly.
Better Obama than all of those narrow minded racist collection of money men and women trying to dominate and exploit others like always. MERDO for pro loser Romney Ethiopian expatriates. Now they can join the Mormon church and cry in peace under the warm arm of the heavenly father while eating soup bought from the nearest free market.
President Obama reelected for another four years term .Hope this time he will concretise his promise for Africa .Specially on the spirit of his 2009 Accra’s Speech. .By the way do not forget the lady from his Administration who recently has canonised the Dead Crime Minister .
Mrs Rice ,Secretary of States what a
Great Joke…LOL !!!!
A bad day for freedom, democracy, prosperity and righteousness!
Congratulations Team Obama. Filled in my Absentee ballots way in advance Long live our lovely US embassy & its professional workers. Now, Quit talkin’ & get to work team Obama. More to do especially on the economy & foreign affairs.
Sorry Romney & Donald Trump, Oops I meant Tramp! Hahaha You can shove your 47% and 5 million where the sun don’t shine, respectively. LMAO
Congrats Nefse! Not as exiting as four years back but anything is better than Romney & Co.
እንክዋን ደስ ያለን !!!
ዲሞክራሲ ወዳድ ህዝቦች ደስታችን ዛሬ መጠን የለውም ::
ይህ ነው ህዝባዊ አመራር እንዲሁም ህዝባዊ ምርጫ ወጤቱ !!!
የ ፕሬዚደንት ኦባማ ሁለተኛ መመረጥ አመሪካ ቀርቶ የ አለም ዲምክራቲ ወዳጅ ሰው ድል ነው !!
I say the same to all those Right wingers!!!
የሚቀ;ጥለው ድል ደግሞ ኢትዮጵያ ህዝባዊ መንግስት ስታገኝ ነው ::
ይህም ሩቅ አይደለም::
Obama 2nd term will end USA dependency on foreign (Particularly Arabs) oil. If it is true, on one hand his legacy will be eternal; protecting the earth climate from pollution by the worst anti environment substances that are Oil and Gas. USA economy also will grow and many jobs will be created.
On the other hand any force that is making the Arab oil and gas cheap and ultimately unwanted being seen as poison, that person is doing the best to humanity which is stopping the Arabs causing so many troubles against innocent and poor people in the name of Islam.
In order to fight and defeat Islamic terrorism and to stop any crimes the Arabs are committing worldwide mainly poor people using money they are getting without doing anything but digging the sand and selling poison gas and oil with high price, the Arabs oil and gas must be rejected using clean energy and creating machines working with electricity. Hydro, wind, sun and so on are the cleanest, cheapest and easiest ways to produce sustainable electricity.
This is the best test to USA in the next few years regarding the crimes the Arabs are committing against poor people worldwide mainly in Africa. They must be stopped. To do that their oil and gas must be cheap or totally rejected. Democracy, rule of law, freedom including respect towards women in the Arab desert must be seen as the biggest priority today’s humanity need to deal with it.
if Obama is not going to deal with the Arabs in order they become the 21-centry part of humanity and save Africa from the atrocities they are committing in the name of Islam using oil and gas money coming from the west including USA, he will be seen one of if not the one who affected Africa badly in the African history. Because during his presidency, the Arabs became the worst enemy for Africa which is spreading the wahabi Islam with terrorism in the continent. They are using money to convert poor people in to Islam. The last 4 years, Obama was their president to do anything they want in the name of Islam especially in Africa.
The Arabs must be stopped using any means necessary especially making their oil and gas cheap and ultimately unwanted. Without Oil and Gas they are nothing with no water, soil and friendly weather. They are not even in the position to produce their food items because of they are living the worlds biggest and most hostile desert.
Eat your hears out all the NEY sayers. Specially the likes of My Two Cents. All wanna be right wingers. You thought your lighter shade will have you pass as hard core conservative? Stop fooling yourselves. They wouldn’t have accepted you for another century. May be use you. Acceptance? You will find out the hard way sooner rather than later. For the time being just eat your hearts out.
So this is the end of capitalism ?
romney call Obama to and said congratulations on his re-reelection
The a second later Al.mara call Obama and demand that all Ethiopian vote should be recounted claiming vote fraud
Two second later Elias’s kiftaff try to call Romney but by mistake call Obama when hear Obama voice instead of Romney… He hang up fast and write in his Eric review Obama kill Romney and take over his home
adoption agriculture airline airlines athletics aviation business caf china crime diaspora drought dv economy ecx energy eritrea «ethiopian airlines» famine fashion football health hydroelectric ict immigration investment islam it manufacturing media «meles zenawi» migration mobile muslim nile olympic olympics phone politics power press rail railway religion soccer sport style technology telecom wikileaks