U.S. election: Obama in tears

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Obama’s eyes welled with tears as he thanked the people “who’ve given so much to this campaign over the years,” during a stop in Des Moines, Iowa, a place where his first campaign gained an early foothold in his first run for the White House.

“You took this campaign and made it of your own and you organized yourselves block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, county by county, starting a movement that spread across the country,” Obama said wiping away away tears three times as he talked. In North Carolina, first lady Michelle Obama exhorted voters to endure the expected long lines to vote on Tuesday, telling a Charlotte crowd: “Once you are in that line, do not get out.

Don’t get out. And the waits could be long. We need you to wait it out.”

 

Obama leads with narrow edge over Romney in Harts

The first results, by tradition, were tallied in Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location, both in New Hampshire, shortly after midnight (0100 a.m EDT). Obama and Romney each received five votes in Dixville Notch. In Hart’s Location, Obama had 23 votes to nine for Romney and two for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

The town in the state’s northeast corner has opened its polls shortly after midnight each election day since 1960 but yesterday’s draw was the first in its history. The close presidential race raises the prospect of a disputed outcome similar to the 2000 election, which ended with a U.S. Supreme Court decision favoring George W. Bush over Al Gore after legal challenges to the close vote in Florida. Both the Romney and Obama campaigns have assembled legal teams to deal with possible voting problems, challenges or recounts.

Yesterday’s outcome will influence the direction of a government and country facing chronic federal deficits and debt as well as sluggish economic growth in the wake of a devastating recession and financial industry collapse that confronted Obama when he took office as the first African-American president in January 2009. Voters also will determine the makeup of a new Congress, choosing all 435 members of the House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 senators.

Analysts expect Republicans to maintain control of the House and Democrats to keep their narrow advantage in the Senate. No matter who wins the presidency, the White House and Congress will face fresh pressure to legislate a comprehensive deficit reduction deal that has been stymied so far by intransigence on the issue of tax reform, with Republicans refusing to consider any kind of tax increase while Obama and Democrats insist on at least the wealthy paying a higher income tax rate.

Obama congratulates Romney for a hard fight

President Barack Obama congratulated Republican rival Mitt Romney yesterday for running a hard-fought race for the White House and expressed confidence he would win re-election during a stop at a local campaign office to thank volunteers on Tuesday. “I … want to say to Governor Romney congratulations on a spirited campaign. I know that his supporters are just as engaged and just as enthusiastic and working just as hard today,” Obama said as volunteers made phone calls encouraging supporters to get to the polls.

“We feel confident we’ve got the votes to win, but it’s going to depend ultimately on whether those votes turn out. And so I would encourage everybody on all sides just to make sure that you exercise this precious right that we have that people fought so hard for us to have.” Obama made calls to volunteers from the campaign office to thank them for working for his re-election.

“I expect that we’ll have a good night, but no matter what happens, I just want to say how much I appreciate everybody who supported me, everybody who’s worked so hard on my behalf.” Opinion polls show Obama and Romney in a virtual dead heat, although the Democratic incumbent has a slight advantage in several vital swing states that could give him the 270 electoral votes needed to win the state-by-state contest.

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  1. Pingback: U.S. election: Obama in tears | Newsfeed Nigeria

  2. Okenna Na Umuoji on

    My prayers to the all mighty GOD about U S presidential election is his total control of everything that is going on there and let good person win the race. A person who can listen to the cry of the poor masses. A peace loving person not War marshal. Americans election is for the whole whorld not for U S alone. NOW ALL EYES IS ON THEM TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO. BECEAUSE THEY ARE THE PACE SETTERS. AND PRAY THAT THEY SHOULD NOT FORGET THEIR COUNTRYS LOGO (IN GOD WE TRUST).

  3. Okenna Na Umuoji on

    GOOD GOD,GOODGOD,GOOD GOD, My prayers to the all mighty GOD about U S presidential election is his total control of everything that is going on there and let good person win the race. A person who can listen to the cry of the poor masses. A peace loving person not War marshal. Americans election is for the whole whorld not for U S alone. NOW ALL EYES IS ON THEM TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO. BECEAUSE THEY ARE THE PACE SETTERS. AND PRAY THAT THEY SHOULD NOT FORGET THEIR COUNTRYS LOGO (IN GOD WE TRUST). LONG LIVE OBAMA, LONG LIVE GREAT AMERICA.

  4. I do comment issues that borders on Nigeria only. Allow Americans to handle theirs, after all d re more advanced than Nigeria, what can a nigerian offer to them in terms of their electioneering campaign. Is it to adopt credible elections that has eluded us so many yrs in our nations history or monumental corruption ravaging us that was championed by our own politicians?

  5. Okenna Na Umuoji on

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BIG BROTHER (OBAMA) HE IS THE WINNER. I WISH HIM MORE SUCCESFUL YEARS AHEAD AND I GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY BECEAUSE IN GOD WE TRUST,OBAMA,OBAMA,OBAMA,OBAMA,OBAMA,OBAMA, ALL THE WAYS.

  6. Obama all the way bros! I’ve always said that even though I get nothing from Americans, I still accept their country and pride. I live America…….

  7. Obama the pride of Africa and humanity at large has made it again,
    i have to keep vigil to monitor election results in the United States via almighty CNN and am very happy that emancipation of black race in the scheme of American politics and World leadership has come to stay with this well deserved second term re-election of great Obama.
    I hope and pray that Nigerian leaders would allow true federalism to prevail in Nigeria lopsided federal republic.
    God bless Obama! God bless Africa!! God bless America!!!

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  10. Barrak obama has just won again not because he’s richer or famous than Governor Rumney but he’s one that listen to de cry of poor masses.Why can’t this apply to Nig democracy. Oh Allah listen to cries of nigerian poor masses.

  11. Goodwill Oleka on

    WHETHER OBAMA WINS OR HE LOSE WHAT HAS THAT GOTTEN TO DO WITH AFRICAN NATION AND NIGERIA IN PARTICULAR. IF OBAMA IS A TOTAL WHITE MAN, HE WOULD HAVE BE A RACIALIST, I AM ONLY CONCERN ABOUT THE DECAY STATE OF NIGERIA WHO HAS NO LEADERSHIP AT ALL LEVEL.

  12. I wish that Nigerian politicians borrow a leave from the matured politicking that played out in the count down to American presidential elections leading to the eventual re-election of Mr Barak Obama. Nigerian political parties have a lot to learn in terms of presenting a capable, charismatic but detribalized candidate for elective offices who will de-emphasize issues of tribe, zone and religion in our body politics. That way Nigeria will be better for all of us.

  13. Mobolaji Clinton on

    I rejoice with Obama for his second coming, even the way his government pull out Osama bin laden is a great achievement. Congratulation Obama and American people for another new dawn. Long life U.S.A

  14. What a tear of joy by a humble leader. Obama congratulated his opponent for his hard fight during their campaigns. This is a lesson to the African continent. My brother Obama, re-examine yourself and make amend, and carry your people along. They laid their lives, campaigned and voted for you. What a great love. Reciprocate to them by good governance and avoid obnoxious policies that may not favor them and bring credence to your name.

  15. aliu abdullahi on

    Yeah… Its what we lack in Nigeria… A leader who can stand and serves his people. Anyway, we are still prayer!

  16. Obama must thank God but He must not forget his need to HOLD on to God and eschew some of his policy drives that obviously question the existence of the ALMIGHTY GOD.

    I adjure the African American President to revert to the old land marks the Patriarchs saw, understood and represented in the words ” IN GOD WE TRUST”.

    May God Bless all Black Nations and AMERICA too. Yes, Obama is first African before American was added. Is anyone filing a Counter?

  17. THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIA POLITICS IS THAT MOST TRIBES MIXES IT UP WITH TRADITIONS. A SITUATION WHERE THEY HARDLY CAN TALK TO THEIR ELDERS BECAUSE OF TRADITION OR RELIGIONS. TAKE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE HAUSA-FULANI/ YORUBAS. IT PERTINENT THAT THE SUBJECTS CAN NOT OPEN THEIR MOUTH TO CONDEMN THE ELDERS BECAUSE THEIR CULTURE OR RELIGION FORBIDS IT AND HENCE, THE LONG ZEALOUS TO REMAIN IN OFFICE OR IN THRONE TILL GOD KNOWS WHEN…
    IN NO DOUBT, THE BRITISH COLONIAL INDIRECT RULE RECORDED A SUCCESS IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH-WESTERN PART OF NIGERIA. WHILE THE INDIRECT RULE WAS A FAILURE IN THE EASTERN REGION OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “BIAFRA” . THE REASONS THE SYSTEM FAILED IN THE EAST WAS BECAUSE OF THE EGALITARIAN NATURE WHICH THE BIAFRANS HAS LIVED ALL THEIR LIVES EVEN TILL DATE. IN THESE PROCESS, THE BIAFRANS DON’T BELIEVE THAT ANY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL IS BORN WITH ULTIMATE POWERS OR IS MORE SUPERIOR TO OTHERS AND THAT WAS THE BASIC REASON THE BRITISH INDIRECT RULE FAILED IN THE UNITED PROVINCES OF BIAFRA.
    SECONDLY, THE BIFRANS ARE CAUTIONS REPUBLICANS IN THE SENSE THAT DECISIONS ARE COLLECTIVELY ADOPTED THROUGH A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ELDERS FROM EACH FAMILIES, AGE GRADES, AND CLAN HEAD.
    THIRDLY, THE BIAFRANS BELIEVES THAT FROM HARD WORK A MAN FEEDS AND WOULD NOT WANT TO DEPEND ON ANYONE. THE BIAFRANS DON’T BEG FOR ALMS AS MAYBE ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER CULTURES OR RELIGIONS IN TODAY NIGERIA. IF IT MAY INTEREST YOU, A CRITICAL LOOK OF BIAFRA/ NIGERIA WAR KEPT THE BIAFRANS IN ABJECT POVERTY FOR DECADES. BUT FOR THEIR DOGGEDNESS AND THE FAITH IN REAPING TOMORROW, THEY VENTURED INTO EVERY BUSINESS TO MAKE A LIVING WITH THE E20 POUNDS GIVING TO PARENTS WHOSE CAPITALS WERE STARCHED IN NIGERIA BANKS AND THE RESULT TODAY IS ADMIRATION AND ENVY.
    I DON’T SEE NIGERIA LIVING UP TO EXPECTATION OR COMPETING WITH THE WORLD UNLESS ABSOLUTE DEMOCRACY GUIDED WITH THE RULE OF LAW IS ENTHRONED.

  18. let the african leaders, especially nigerian leaders, emulate obama who is ready to serve his beloved country diligently and honestly. obama is not ruling to enrich his pocket like the condemned ‘419’, ritualists, and drug dealers who are ruling in nigeria. both in the house of rep, national assembly, and all the nigerian ministers, including the state governors. you can see americans are so happy to re-elect a very honest man who is ready to serve the nation, unlike those of nigeria where they turn the citizens to slaves.

  19. NIGERIA IS A COUNTRY TRULY AND FAITHFULLY BLESSED BY GOD-THE LAND, THE WEATHER, SOIL, RICH IN NATURAL MINERAL RESOURCES. BUT, I MEAN BUT, THE PEOPLE (THE INHABITANTS) THE LEADERS ARE CURSED BCOS THEY ARE THE MESSENGER OF SATAN.

  20. LET US REPAIR OUR NATION AND BEHAVE LIKE HUMAN BEINGS AS BRITAIN AND AMERICA DO SO THAT WE IN AFRICA AND NIGERIA IN PARTICULAR WILL LIVE AND BEHAVE THE WAY THAT GOD WANTS US TO BE, AND TO BE ABLE TO HAVE HUMAN LEADERS AND NOT THE ANIMALS THAT RULE US IN AFRICA- PARTICULARLY NIGERIA.

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