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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.
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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.
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