It is with a very happy heart that I can say that President Barack Obama has won reelection in the 2012 Presidential Election. I’m not going to lie, I was pretty confident even since the first debate but there was NO WAY I was going to say anything out loud with any definity. Naturally, I worried very much from time to time mostly because of the way the 24 hour news cycle had to frame the election as a horse race and yes, it was a close election but thankfully, Obama pulled out a win. The president issued a statement to his supporters from his Chicago, IL headquarters thanking them for their hard work in reelecting him. Click below to read what he has to day to his most loyal supporters.
I’m about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.
I want you to know that this wasn’t fate, and it wasn’t an accident. You made this happen.
You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn’t easy, you pressed forward.
I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.
But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.
Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.
There’s a lot more work to do.
But for right now: Thank you.
Not only was this a big win for Obama but other progressive candidates scored bit wins too. Marriage Equality was voted into law for the first time ever in this country … there is just a lot to be happy about right now. I’ll be sure to update with more details but I just really wanted to mark, for prosperity, this moment on the blog. President Obama wins reelection. America moves forward in the right direction.
UPDATE: Here is the video of President Obama’s victory speech, delivered in Chicago, IL last night, in full:
If you cannot watch the video, for whatever reason, you can read the transcript text of his speech HERE.