Obama gets an encore
Election day is finally over and in the wee hours of November 7, Americans learned the fate of their country for the next four years. President Barack Obama was reelected as the head of the nation, beating out Republican Mitt Romney. Obama won against Romney 303 to 206 in the electoral vote, though he was up by just 2 million points in the popular vote as of the last count.
The POTUS made history in 2008 when he became the first African American president. The recent feat only cements progress further.
"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," Obama said in his speech early on Wednesday morning in Chicago. "I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time. Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone, whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference."
CBS News reports many celebrities took to their Twitter pages to share their support for Obama.
"I JUST GOT OFF STAGE IN COLUMBIA!! CONGRATULATIONS MR. PRESIDENT @BarackObama We are so proud to be American tonight! YES!!! YES! YES!!," singer Lady Gaga wrote.
"INCREDIBLE SPEECH!!!!!! Watching in a room full of diverse people-all truly moved," wrote crooner Mariah Carey. "Thank you America for President Obama-4more yrs."
"A deep sigh of relief before celebration! Congratulations are in order for all who went out & worked & kept the faith & WOULD NOT BE DENIED!," Samuel L. Jackson tweeted.
Are you excited about Obama's reelection? Did you vote?