Watch President Obama's 2012 Election Victory Speech And Mitt Romney's Concession Speech
By Kelly West 2012-11-07 07:31:28
President Barack Obama has been elected to a second term in office. Those who weren't able to stay up last night to see Obama's enthusiastic and grateful victory speech can check it out ahead. We also have Mitt Romney's gracious concession speech posted for you to watch in its entirety.
Tuesday night was a good night to be Barack Obama or one of his supporters, but it wasn't a landslide victory. The country is clearly divided in their thinking, and it should be interesting to see how President Obama handles his second term in office. The president addresses moving forward and working together with Governor Romney to move the U.S. forward. Check out his speech below.
"We are an American family and we rise and fall together as one nation," President Obama said. "Tonight, in this election, you, the American people reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come."
I like the comment about fixing the long voting lines. I was fortunate enough not to have much of a line when I went to vote, but seeing the lines people dealt with on the news, there seems to be a problem with the system in some areas. His talk of peace, generosity, compassion, tolerance, love, charity, duty and patriotism is uplifting and motivational. There's a tone of American unity in Barack Obama's speech, and we saw that as well in Mitt Romney's Concession speech, which encourages the government to put the people before the politics. Watch it here.
"The nation, as you know, is at a critical point," Romney said. "At a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. And we citizens also have to rise to the occasion."
He encouraged democrats and republicans to put the people above the politics. Well, now that all of the campaigning and election business is mostly said and done, hopefully progress is next up on the agenda.