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President Barack Obama handily defeated Gov. Mitt Romney and won himself a second term Tuesday after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Networks project that Obama beat Romney after nabbing the crucial state of Ohio.
The Romney campaign’s last-ditch attempt to put blue-leaning Midwestern swing states in play failed as Obama’s Midwestern firewall sent the president back to the White House for four more years. Obama picked up the swing states of New Hampshire, Michigan, New Mexico, Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Ohio. Florida and Virginia are still too close to call, but even if he won them, they would not give Romney enough Electoral College votes to put him over the top. The popular vote will most likely be much narrower than the president’s Electoral College victory.
The Obama victory marks an end to a years-long campaign that saw historic advertisement spending levels, countless rallies and speeches, and three much-watched debates.
The Romney campaign cast the election as a referendum on Obama’s economic policies, frequently comparing him to former President Jimmy Carter and asking voters the Reagan-esque question of whether they are better off than they were four years ago. But the Obama campaign pushed back on the referendum framing, blanketing key states such as Ohio early on with ads painting him as a multimillionaire more concerned with profits than people. The Obama campaign also aggressively attacked Romney on reproductive rights issues, tying Romney to a handful of Republican candidates who made controversial comments about rape and abortion.
These ads were one reason Romney faced a steep likeability problem for most of the race, until his expert performance at the first presidential debate in Denver in October. After that debate, and a near universal panning of Obama’s performance, Romney caught up with Obama in national polls, and almost closed his favoribility gap with the president. In polls, voters consistently gave him an edge over Obama on who would handle the economy better and create more jobs, even as they rated Obama higher on caring about the middle class.
But the president’s Midwestern firewall–and the campaign’s impressive grassroots operation–carried him through. Ohio tends to vote a bit more Republican than the nation as a whole, but Obama was able to stave off that trend and hold an edge there over Romney, perhaps due to the president’s support of the auto bailout three years ago. Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan all but moved to Ohio in the last weeks of the campaign, trying and ultimately failing to erase Obama’s lead there.
A shrinking electoral battleground this year meant that only 14 states were really seen as in play, and both candidates spent most of their time and money there. Though national polls showed the two candidates in a dead heat, Obama consistently held a lead in the states that mattered. That, and his campaign’s much-touted get out the vote efforts and overall ground game, may be what pushed Obama over the finish line.
Now, Obama heads back to office facing what will most likely be bitterly partisan negotiations over whether the Bush tax cuts should expire. The House will still be majority Republican, with Democrats maintaining their majority in the Senate.
The loss may provoke some soul searching in the Republican Party. This election was seen as a prime opportunity to unseat Obama, as polls showed Americans were unhappy with a sluggish economy, sky-high unemployment, and a health care reform bill that remained widely unpopular. Romney took hardline positions on immigration, federal spending, and taxes during the long Republican primary when he faced multiple challenges from the right. He later shifted to the center in tone on many of those issues, but it’s possible the primary painted him into a too-conservative corner to appeal to moderates during the general election. The candidate also at times seemed unable to effectively counter Democratic attacks on his business experience and personal wealth.
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  1. okwubanego November 7, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Obama is a disguised soul sent to ruin the world. God help us all

    • Okafor Moses November 7, 2012 at 11:51 am

      true talk brother

  2. Chief Akpaniko November 7, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Obama! Obama!! Obama!!! The Audacity of Hope. Symbol of One world where human right would be respected and dignified. CONGRATULATIONS

  3. NigelNigeria November 7, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Too Bad for governor Romney. He didn’t win enough swing states. I think Romney should have been given a chance as 45th president. But then let’s hope Obama will be the leader America and the world really needs. Congrats 44th President.

  4. solo November 7, 2012 at 6:57 am

    congrat obama

  5. A cry 4 Help! November 7, 2012 at 7:26 am

    IN THE YEAR 2003, when BENUE STATE COMPANY PLC was pravitize. To DANGOTE GROUPS, ONLY 18% of our intitlement was paid 2 us, and the remaining 82% Of our intitlement was eaten by Dangote and the former governor of benue state Sen. Dr. GEORGE AKUME, IN Nov. 2003 we took Dangote and Akume to Fedral high court makurdi, in march. 2005, we won our case in fedral High court makurdi. 2006, The former Benue state Governor & Dangote took us to apple court in Jos, this is the 7th year now, the case is still in apple court in Jos, they keep on adjoining the case in court of appel for no reason, we are dying of hungry, we cant pay our house rent, hospital bill & phcn bill anymore, our children cant go to school anymore, We have lost about 59 of our members(the former staff of B.c.c plc) due to high blood presure, we work for the money & is our money..6yrs in Appel court now, nothing have been done about it. we dont have anybody 2 Run to Expect God alimightly. EFCC ARE STILL HOLDING OUR N159 million naira, REMAINING INSURANCE MONEY THAT WAS GIVEN TO THEM BY LINKAGE INSURANCE PLC TO PAY THE FORMER STAFF OF BENUE CEMENT COMPANY PLC, THIS THE NINE MONTH NOW, EFCC ARE STILL HOLDING THE MONEY, God our case is today in appel court Jos, u guys should pray for Us, so that God wil hear our humble cry.

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  7. sokari okpos November 7, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Congrats Barrack.nigerian politicians sud emulate US politicians.Mitt Romney hs congratulated Obama n aceptd defeat in gudfaith.he evn prayd 4 hm

  8. Bravo November 7, 2012 at 8:18 am


  9. bassey November 7, 2012 at 8:23 am

    weedy Obama!!!! another opportunity to improve on the lot of the Americans and the world by extension.

  10. Emmason November 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Obama! Congratulation on your polls victory, hope you will improve on employment and economic policy this term.

  11. Joseph Bamaiyi allanana November 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    I wnt 2 congratulate al de blacks in American!!

  12. Evar November 7, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Well,congrants Obama but come to think of it your victory means nothing to Africans, because u have not shown interest in our plight

    • Say you, Say me November 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Have you Africans done anything to help yourselves. Why are you always waiting on others, as if they do not have problems of their own. Charity they say begins at home, Obama has to concentrate on fixing his country’s problems. Fix yours – you created it.

  13. Bonnyman November 7, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Congrats President Oboma, well done USA for making electoral process so beautiful. Winner & Looser has one objective – the best for their Country. So they congratulated each other. The disciples and maturity clearly visible. God help Nigeria.

  14. Ude Okoye November 7, 2012 at 9:13 am

    l wish Nija will borrow a leaf from the way things are being handled in US just look Obama not minding his been a black Americans called him back because of his performances if its here an Hausa man will tell its there turn while Igbo man will tell either Igbo man or no more Nigeria we should look for who will set things aright no matter the tribe

  15. Ezeani November 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Congrate Obama.Please lead Americans with words of God.God need you to work with Him.God have given you power to rule the world and change the world with Jesus.Congrate Obama.American i remained your best friend from Nigerian.Peace to you Americans, Great people,lovely people.
    American the free and fair election you did will keep teaching the whole world good behaviour in election.Thanks you alot USA Government and USA people.Americans you are the center of peace and unity in the world.

  16. NWOSU.G.C November 7, 2012 at 9:54 am


  17. Ifeanyichukwu Amanze November 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Give honour to the person who deserves it. I must congratulate president Barack Obama for his wonderful and sounding victory. Obama is a vission and an intelligent leader. During his first tenure, he contributed a lot to make America what it is today. He made a lot useful landmarks that cannot be forgotten easily in the mind of every well meaning person all over the world; eg the killing of the world most terrorist Osama Bin Laden and the killing of dictator Gadhaffi of Libya etc. I think he is due for this victory, but i want to advise him to think careful before he implement any law! Once again; Congratulations Barack Obama!

  18. APUGENE (UNCLE BARTH) November 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Obama now you have won. You have a whole lot of work to do to remedy or rather to obliterate your name so posted in the website of church of Satan. Such an act depicts that you belong to such a horrific and inhuman society. I could not believe my eyes when I sighted your picture amongst these inhuman and horrendous people I wondered is this an American leader. It is needful for you to declare your stand whether you for or against these vampires, gayest, and monsters in a human form. Make amend in this second team to better your image and at the end you will be the most legendary American have never had. Bravo!!

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  20. Ola – Richard November 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Congratulation my main man Barak Obama, may God Almighty grant u the wisdom to take Americans to the promised Land. USA is indeed world leader.

  21. Goodwill Oleka November 7, 2012 at 11:52 am


  22. Ajero K.C November 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Congrats Obama, know that your winning is not by your efforts but by the grace of God. It is time you seek the face of God for the good of the people.

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  24. Barr. Ralph O. Oyefi November 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm


  25. Haruna Sako November 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    The Audacity of Hope. Congratulation, president obama, the first black american president and going for the second term, your victoy is a proud for africa peoples.And don’t mind does people are saying negative things against you is all politics.

  26. UNCLE BARTH (APUGENE) November 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Goodwill Oleka, or what are you called. Why are you making yourself a laughing stock in your social comments concerning the victory of Barack Obama as posted in this website? Mind of appreciation is equals to success while unappreciative mind is a demonstration of failure. You have a wrong mindset. After you had registered your bravo for the victory the American guru – Barack Obama, you became naïve in your words as I quote “WHO CARES WHETHER OBAMA FAIL OR HE WINS FOR THAT WILL NEVER PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND AFRICAN CHILDREN IN GENERAL”. In quote “Obama is appreciated worldwide and whether you like it or not he is a world leader and because of his immense contributions in the world his people have again voted him in for the second term to complete the good job he has started. Directly or indirectly Obama is putting food on the table of your children and African children in general. Look around you and look around your community, you will agree with me that one or two of your kinsmen are in the shore of America for a greener pasture. If Americans under the leadership of Barack Obama had placed embargo against any immigrant will any of your person find his or her way in America’s shore. When you want to post a comment please be objective avoid blurred comments. People read comments from the parliamentarians and make decisions over it. Once again show maturity in your comment and avoid posting nebulous articles that will ridicule you. Please avoid confrontation and assimilate in good fate. Thank you.

    • Say you, Say me November 7, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      @Uncle Barth, thank you. I had wanted to reply godwin, but decided to scroll down to read other reviews first. Glad I did. I am using a small letter for godwin, to show that he has a small brain. If he feels he benefits nothing from Obama;s victory, what is he congratulating him for? As we say in Nigeria – is it by force to post comment.

    • Say you, Say me November 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      @Uncle Barth. Sorry i meant goodwill oleka not godwin.

  27. Aniagu Godwin November 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I congratulate Barak Obama for his second term victory. It a victory of hope for a successful GEJ’s second term bide.

  28. CLEM November 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm


  29. happiness November 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Human govt will neva satisfy our needs,no matter how sincere d leaders are,even Obama is nt exempted. We await God’s Kingdom, where all under righteous rulership wil enjoy life in full.

  30. faniyi wale November 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    When are we going to have real leaders in our country?leader whose priority is the security of lives and properties of the citizens. Leaders who are not looters,leader who sees Nigerians as the number priority and not as second fiddle. Leaders like
    Obama,leader like Clitton,Tony bliar and Bush. Leaders like Wliston Churchill,and Jerry Rawlings of Ghana. We want leaders who are not corrupt like Obasanjo,Babangida,and Abdusalam Abubaker. We want leaders who are not cowards like Goodluck jonathan,leaders who are not afraid to step on toes and who are not afraid of the process that brought them to power. In Nigeria we have thieves as leaders,killers as leaders,illiterates as leaders. Corrupt minded people are the ones who controls the real sectors of the economy as the educational has rotten so also the health sector, the petroleum sector,power sector and Agricultural sector. We must stand up to fight,and we must be ready to lay down our lives for the generation unborn.

  31. Gbadebo Akintunde November 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Winner o o o winner,winner o o o winner,obama u don win o winner patapata u go win forever winner.

  32. Goddy November 7, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Yea, Obama deserves it . He was a better candidate .

  33. Goddy November 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Yea, Obama deserves it . He was a better candidate .Good for the Americans.

  34. DaN Abbagu November 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm


  35. kizito George November 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Obama congrats.for winning resoundingly once more congrats. This time I suggest Obama should make policies that will change and touch the lives of Americans and this time contribute to the development of Africa.

  36. Uche November 7, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Congratulations! Obama. Americas election has given me a glimpse of what democracy looks like. I just pray that we NIGERIANS can copy 4rm USA, so that in our different life aspirations, we would always have d welfare of our country & its citizens @ heart. Romney, u are a great leader. Congratulations once again 2 Obama!

  37. Ikechukwu Chuks November 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Congrats Presidoooo.I pray God’s wisdom and Favor upon u in Jesus Name,Amennnnnnooooooooo!
    Have Faith in God and He’ll not disappoint u.CHEERZ.

  38. Chi-neke November 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    When will Nigeria elections be like that of America? Obama has won and his opponent has accepted defeat; he has congratulated; and prayed for Obama. Are Nigerian political class realy happy with America for this impressive feat? I doubt because they continue to learn nothing from history. Nigerian political class should use this American lesson to restore the dignity of man in Nigeria. May the Almighty God guide and protect humanity from the unpopular legislations in America. The legalizations of humuliating immoral life “styles” such as abortion, gay marriage, and the likes, are indeed shocking at least. President Obama should fear God and restore morality to humanity. He can.

  39. Nora Saro November 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    You congratulates Obama just because you’ve accepted atrocity and make your elder’s liars (Love of Money) your sister has gone unto harlot, your brother, terror. because you’ve failed to proceeded what truth is.

    Obama be careful, they will come by smiley in Micky mouse freedom to eliminate you. Be afraid of Nigeria, but who God bless, no one curse

  40. Nzenna November 8, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Obama is a disgrace to africa, for him to promote 666 or illuminati activities it is uncalld 4. I just hope he would bring up policies dat wil help develop Africa dis time. Nigerians shud also learn 4rm d american elections which was peaceful. All the same CONGRATULATIONS & GOD’S GUILDIANCE

  41. Nyeneime Utin November 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Congratulations President Barak Obama on your 2nd term victory! Pls all the TROPHIES you gather dedicate them 2God almighty. Once again congratulations &may God help &guide u, Amen.

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