President Barack Obama landed himself a second term in the White House on Tuesday, grabbing nearly all of the key battleground states. His victory proved that his message about lifting the middle class resonates with the majority of Americans. In his victory speech last night at McCormick Place, President Obama said,’The task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope. You, the American people, reminded us that while our road ahead 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.’
Supporters at his speech last night had already been screaming for hours before Obama locked in 270 electoral votes. By the time Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their families walked out on stage, the cheers in the hall were deafening. Obama vowed that in a second term, he would continue to listen to people who may disagree with him and said that he is ‘more determined and more inspired than ever’ about the work that needs to get done for the country. Congrats President Obama!