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article imagePresident Obama Re-Elected

By Sadiq Green     Nov 7, 2012 in Politics
President Barack Obama won a historic second term on Tuesday, defying predictions that a sluggish economy and an energized Republican party might overwhelm the supporters who propelled him to the presidency four years ago.
President Barack Obama won a historic second term on Tuesday, defying predictions that a sluggish economy and an energized Republican party might overwhelm the supporters who propelled him to the presidency four years ago.
The Obama campaign scored decisive victories in Michigan, where Romney was born, and New Hampshire, where Romney owns a vacation home, and Massachusetts where the Republican nominee was governor from 2003 to 2007. Wisconsin, the home state of the GOP’s vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan, was also a loss for the Republican ticket, though he did retain his Congressional seat.
The president’s reelection ensures that his first term achievements – especially health care reform – will become woven into the American economy and social safety net over the next four years.
According to exit polls, women handed President Obama and Democrats in general a wide margin of victory. Mr. Obama earned a 12-point margin of victory among women, who represented 54 per cent of the electorate. The vast women’s turnout outweighed Mr. Romney’s advantage among older, White men to provide the winning margin over the president.
In the final days of the campaign, Republicans began to blame their impending defeat on President Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy, and his close embrace with Republican governor Chris Christie.
The president, as he did with his overwhelming win in 2008, once again has a clear mandate to move ahead with his vision of governance, which some Republicans have already planned to obstruct yet again.
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